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Nassau County District Attorney Denis Dillon announced this week that Curtis Mays, 21, of High Street, Manhasset, has been sentenced by County Court Judge Joseph C. Calabrese. Mays was found guilty of Murder in the Second Degree, Manslaughter in the Second Degree and Attempted Robbery in the First Degree and was sentenced to 25 years to life for the Murder in the Second Degree charge, 5-15 years for the Manslaughter in the Second Degree charge and 15 years for the Attempted Robbery in the First Degree charge. The sentences are to run concurrently.

According to Dillon, "At approximately 3 a.m. on Oct. 9, 2002, Ramon Jarpa, 44, of Port Washington, who was employed by DeLuxe Transportation Service, was assigned to pick up a fare on Locust Street, Roslyn Heights. There he was shot by the defendant, Curtis Mays. The victim was transported to North Shore University Hospital where he passed away shortly thereafter."

Ramon Jarpa, who had emigrated from Chile, worked the night shift so he could care for his sons while his wife worked during the day. The Jarpa children are now 6 and 3 years old.

Prior to the sentencing, Judge Calabrese said that Mays was a menace to society and should not be released. He said he would write to the state parole board to that effect.


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