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One of the men charged with the brutal murder of Brooklyn cafe owner Joshua Rubin on Halloween in 2011 was sentenced to federal prison.
Michael Mazur, 27, was sentenced to 18 years in prison for his involvement in the planned robbery and murder of Rubin, who was shot and killed by a pound of marijuana more than 10 years ago.
Mazur, along with 28-year-old Kevin Taylor and 38-year-old Gary Robles, plotted to rob Rubin by luring him to a McDonald Avenue apartment in Brooklyn under the pretext of buying marijuana. Robles agreed to bring a weapon, while Mazur stayed outside as a lookout.
When Rubin entered the apartment, Taylor and Robles asked him to hand over the marijuana. When he refused, Robles shot and killed Rubin.
The three then put Rubin’s body in the trunk of a car. They drove to the Pennsylvania countryside, where they put his body in a trash can, doused it with a fire accelerator and set it on fire. They then returned to New York in the early hours of the morning of November 1.
Prosecutors said the trio could have saved Rubin’s life if they had sought medical help, rather than trying to cover up the crime.
Prosecutors argued that Rubin’s killers could have saved his life if they had sought medical help rather than cover up the crime.
Rubin’s burned corpse was discovered in a wooded area near Allentown the next day, but the case remained cold for years. The three men were arrested in 2020 after Taylor paid secret money to prevent a potential witness from attacking him, authorities said.
Arrested and Charged
More than 230 pounds of marijuana and approximately $ 200,000 were found in Mazur’s home at the time of his arrest.
In September, Mazur pleaded guilty to robbery. Taylor and Robles each pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to commit robbery and robbery in Manhattan federal court for the murder. Taylor also asked for a witness tampering charge.
“Thanks to our law enforcement partners and special agents in my office, Mazur will now serve a long prison sentence for his cruel crime,” US Attorney Damian Williams said in a statement Monday.
Taylor and Robles will be sentenced on January 3. Both face up to 20 years in prison.
Mazur, along with Kevin Taylor, 28, and Gary Robles, 38, deliberated to rob Rubin by luring him to a McDonald Avenue condo in Brooklyn under the pretext of buying marijuana. Robles agreed to hand over a firearm, while Mazur stayed outside as a lookout.
When Rubin entered the condo, Taylor and Robles demanded that he hand over the marijuana to them. When he refused, Robles shot and killed Rubin.