Dustin Friedland was murdered by a group of thugs in a shopping mall garage.
Trying to hijack his car, that him and his wife Jamie just loaded with holiday gifts, Dustin refused.
His biggest reason was that his wife was sitting in the car.
As a result the Hoboken lawyer was shot 4 times, one of the wounds being fatal.
Yesterday, one of the thugs involved in the killing was sentenced to life in prison.
What was so grotesque about the final hearing is his behavior while the widow of said victim was giving her closing statement.
Basim Henry, 32, was caught SMIRKING while the deceased victim’s wife was speaking.
Superior Court Judge Michael Ravin in Newark didn’t let it slide!
Jamie Friedland’s closing statement that was made while the thug was smirking: “Our beautiful life and future was taken away. Our lives stopped that day. Each day, there is something that reminds me how fragile I am.”
Jamie Friedland said she is now uneasy when she goes into a mall or sees a parking garage and that she struggles every day to push forward.
“You changed everything,” she said to Henry. “It wasn’t just someone’s car. It was someone’s life.”
Basim, sounds Muslim doesn’t it, at his pre-sentencing hearing told the court they were ‘making an example of him’ and that he wasn’t “trippin’.”
“I don’t know what that means,” Ravin said. “But it doesn’t sound like remorse, that’s for sure.”
Pictured are the four thugs who ruined this family’s lives.
Henry, the first of four to face charges for the murder of Dustin Friedland, was found guilty of felony murder, murder, possession of a weapon without a permit, possession of a weapons for an unlawful purpose, carjacking, conspiracy to commit carjacking and possession of a weapon by a convicted felon.
The charges of conspiracy to commit carjacking, first-degree carjacking and possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose were merged and Henry was sentenced to 30 years and six months, a sentence that will concurrently to his murder sentence. He got 10 years for possession of a weapon by a felon, to run consecutively after his murder sentence.
Henry was the driver on the night in question, bringing the other men to the scene and driving the vehicle away. Henry was also on probation at the time of the carjacking for a 2003 bank robbery in Union. Ravin rattled off Henry’s long list of convictions, starting when he was a juvenile.