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Connolly gets 40 years in prison

But judge suggests sentence may not stand

Former FBI agent John J. Connolly Jr. during his sentencing hearing in Miami-Dade Circuit Court in Miami yesterday. Connolly was sentenced to 40 years in prison. Former FBI agent John J. Connolly Jr. during his sentencing hearing in Miami-Dade Circuit Court in Miami yesterday. Connolly was sentenced to 40 years in prison. (Photos by Peter Andrew Bosch/Associated Press/Pool)
By Shelley Murphy
Globe Staff / January 16, 2009

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MIAMI - A judge yesterday berated former FBI agent John J. Connolly Jr. for tarnishing his badge and slapped him with a 40-year sentence that would keep him in prison until 2021 for his role in the 1982 killing of a Boston businessman in Florida. (Full article: 907 words)

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