2 men sentenced in Army vet’s 2015 shooting death

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Two men could spend the rest of their lives in prison for killing an Army veteran who they mistakenly thought started a barroom brawl.

The judge called Carlos Velez a "savage, cold-blooded killer," a career criminal and a menace to society before ordering him imprisoned for 40 years to life on charges that included murder and attempted murder for killing Jason Allwood in 2015.

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Prosecutors say his accomplice, Luis Charbonier, played a lesser role. The judge sentenced him to 15 years to life in prison.

The slaying happened after Velez's brother got beat up in a bar fight on White Plains Road. 

According to investigators, all Allwood did was break up the brawl.

But a bar patron mistakenly told Velez that Allwood had been the aggressor, and the two defendants hunted him down. 

Velez shot him to death on Murdock Avenue.

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