BUFFALO, NY ( WKBW ) It was sentencing day for the man convicted in a high profile murder trial.
Muzzamil Hassan will get the maximum 25 years to life in prison.
Judge Franczyk handed down that decision at a Wednesday morning proceeding in Erie County Court.
Hassan was found guilty of murdering and beheaded his wife Aasiya at the Bridges TV station in Orchard Park back in February of 2009.
The sentencing comes after nearly two years of legal wrangling by the defendant, who ended up acting as his own lawyer during his recent trial.
Eyewitness News reporter John Borsa is in court. You can follow his "tweets" at www.twitter.com/wkbw
Here are re-posts of John's tweets, with the latest at the top:
Judge Franczyk hands down maximum, 25 years to life in prison.
Hassan won't even look at Judge Franczyk. Judge: Letters from family ask for maximum sentence.
Judge: I don't know how Assiya was able to put up with your whining.
Judge: This was a premeditated act of violence. Hassan is unable to see himself for what he really is.
Hassan says he has regrets
Key asking for another adjournment for sentencing.
Judge rules sentencing will cont and Key can stay but suggests Schwartz should handle sentencing for Hassan.
Judge: I have reached my limit.
Judge: Hassan is trying to stretch the boundaries of justice.
Defense attorney Earl Key wants to adjourn sentencing because he's just coming on as Hassan's attorney.
Defense attorney Earl Key has been hired by Hassan. Jeremy Schwartz is also here. Judge trying to figure out who is representing Hassan.
Judge, attorneys in place for Hassan sentencing. Defense objects to cameras in court. Judge permits it.