Nearly a year and a half after Frankie Golden was shot to death while waiting to see his nine-month-old son in Minneapolis, his killer has learned his own fate.

On Friday, a Hennepin County judge sentenced 38-year-old Antwan Darnell Cosey  to 450 months — a little over 37 years — in prison for second-degree murder.

The homicide took place on the night of February 27, 2018, outside a home on the 700 block of E. 18 St., where Golden's infant son lived. The 42-year-old was standing outside on the sidewalk and using his phone when Cosey approached and ordered him to move out of the way. 

The two then argued, and Cosey pulled a gun out of his waistband and shot Golden in the chest, mortally wounding him. 

He then fled the scene, and four days later, bought a bus ticket and left the state, a news release says. But thanks to interviews with witnesses, police were able to identify Cosey as the suspect, and on March 9, he was apprehended at a Greyhound bus station in Fort Walton Beach.

A jury convicted him after a week-long trial in June. From the get-go, he was facing serious prison time due to "his extensive criminal history, which includes violent offenses in which Cosey used or brandished weapons," the Hennepin County Attorney's Office says. 

He maintained that he had acted in self-defense, though the judge "dismissed" his claim based on evidence presented at trial.

The judge also cited Cosey's "long history of serious offenses and the 'senseless' nature of the killing" as a reason for imposing the prison sentence. 

At the Friday sentencing hearing, members of Golden's family told the court about "the large void his murder left in their tight knit family."

Cosey is currently in custody at the Hennepin County jail. 

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