Ex-maintenance worker sentenced in Co-op City shooting

NEW YORK - (AP) - A fired Co-op City maintenance worker has beensentenced to 90 years to life in prison for a workplace shooting inthe Bronx that left one person dead and two others injured.

Paulino Valensuela was sentenced Thursday after being convictedof murder, attempted murder, assault and criminal possession of aweapon. His lawyer told the Daily News he plans to appeal.

Authorities say Valensuela walked into the Bronx housing complexin August of 2007 and fatally shot his ex-supervisor, Audley Bent.He then shot and wounded two other workers, one critically, beforeturning himself in.

Authorities say Valensuela went on the shooting rampage afterlearning he had lost a discrimination lawsuit against his formeremployers.

Co-op City consists of over 15,000 apartments in 35 high-risesand seven town house clusters.

Man arraigned in Co-op City shooting that killed 1Ex-employee blamed in fatal Co-op City shooting

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