ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10) – Edward Malloy was sentenced to 22 years to life in state prison for a 2014 murder.
Malloy was found guilty of one count of Murder in the Second Degree and one count of Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the Second Degree on November 10, 2015.
“This was one of those cases where we’re all too familiar with where we’re using lethal violence to address personal disputes,” said DA David Soares.
Police said Malloy shot Jamel Forbes with a pistol outside of the Port Tavern on South Pearl Street in the city of Albany on February 16, 2014.
Malloy was additionally sentenced to seven years in prison to be followed by five years of post-release supervision for an Illegal Weapons charge.
This crime was caught by surveillance video and seen by a large group of people, who the DA is now calling uncooperative witnesses.
District Attorney David Soares said these witnesses are the worst group to ever walk into an Albany Courthouse.
“Just very mean, uncooperative mean, spirited people who witnessed everything and said nothing,” said Soares.
Malloy’s family and friends sat quietly in court Friday while a letter from Forbe’s mother and brothers was read out loud.
“Although Jamel was the victim in this tragic fate he was also so much more. He was a son, a brother, and a friend”.
Malloy’s attorney Bryan Rounds said although his client has a criminal record history that dates back to his teens, he was never a violent offender.
“We don’t say now, nor did we ever that Edward Malloy is an angel. He’s not an angel, but he’s not a murderer,” said Rounds.
Soares said the streets of Albany are safer now that Malloy is behind bars.
Malloy’s Attorney Bryan Rounds does plan to appeal the case.