By Maria Rocha-Buschel
Henry Huggins, the mugger convicted of assaulting and robbing two elderly men in Stuyvesant Town in 2011, was sentenced to 38 years to life in state prison last Friday.
Huggins, considered a career criminal, insisted at his sentencing that he was not the one responsible for the attacks and said that he objected to the way his trial had gone.
“My previous attorney didn’t argue any evidence on my behalf,” Huggins said. “I have been convicted based on my previous run-ins with the law. There is no direct evidence that proves I committed these crimes.”
Huggins had been convicted of every count listed in his indictment in November, 2013 at jury trial and found guilty of one count of burglary in first degree, one count of robbery in first degree, one count of robbery in second degree and assault in the second degree.
Judge Marcy Kahn sentenced him to 20 years to life for burglary in the first degree and 18 years to life for robbery in the second degree to be served consecutively, for a total of 38 years to life. He was also sentenced to 20 years to life for robbery in the first degree and 16-years-to-life for assault in the second degree, to be served concurrently with the rest of his sentence.