BOSTON (CBS) – Three men dubbed the “Tuxedo Killers” were sentenced to prison on Tuesday for the beating death of a 22-year-old man outside a nightclub two years ago.

Twenty-four-year-old Daniel Ek was sentenced to 6-8 years in prison, while his accomplices, 30-year-old Johan Garcia and 23-year-old Anthony Villalobos, were sentenced to 5.5-6.5 years and 4.5-5.5 years, respectively, for the murder of Jose “Danny” Alicea outside of the Club 33 bar. All three will serve two years probation after their releases.

A fourth defendant, 28-year-old Jason Benalfew, pleaded guilty during the trial and will be sentenced in mid-April.

WBZ NewsRadio 1030’s Carl Stevens reports.

“In a case of such pointless violence, each of us was impressed by the dignity of Danny’s family,” Suffolk County District Attorney Dan Conley said of the victim’s relatives, who attended much of the trial. “They represented him and his memory with grace. That says a lot about who Danny was and what we all lost when he was taken.”

Thirteen people in all were charged in connection with the incident. In addition to the four suspects who were already tried, five other men have already pleaded guilty and four others face future trials.

  1. kasser says:

    Don’t worry boys, it’s Massachusetts. The Parole Board will have you back out there, beating up people, in 6-8 months

    So 8 years is the Massachussets declared value of a human life ?

    Ironic in a state where everything else is unproportionally high

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