BX man avoids jail after Tappan Zee Bridge jump

THE BRONX - A Bronx man who jumped naked off the Tappan Zee Bridge as part of a suicide pact with his girlfriend will not spend time behind bars.

Christopher Shears was sentenced Monday to five years probation with mental health treatment. His girlfriend, Alpha Choice, did not survive their leap last July.

Shears pleaded guilty earlier this year to manslaughter and apologized for the pain he caused.

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