Man held at Rikers for 7 years gets 20-year sentence

NEW YORK (AP) — A man who spent seven years in custody at Rikers Island has been sentenced to 20 years in prison for the shooting death of a Yonkers man.

Cadman Williams received the sentence on Thursday. It resolves one of the oldest criminal cases involving a jailed defendant now in New York City's courts.

The Wall Street Journal says records show that Williams was held at Rikers longer than nearly any other current inmate.

He was convicted in July of manslaughter and weapons possession in the death of Kenneth Sackey in May 2008.

Williams will get credit for time served.

Homicide cases are exempt from a state statute that sets a 180-day limit to begin trials in felony cases.