A professional criminal has been sentenced to 18 years to life in a Bronx court for a failed robbery, which yielded a pack of cigarettes and four one-dollar bills.
On Tuesday, earlier this week, Keith Fagan, 48, interrupted the cross-examination of one of two women he tried to rob on Februry 4, 2009, on East 180th Street and Vyse Avenue, to tell the judge that he wanted to apologize and plead guilty.
Fagan admitted putting his hand in his pocket and sticking his finger forward to make it appear he had a gun when he committed the crime.
He was apprehended nearby.
Supreme Court Justice George Villegas handed down the harsh sentence, citing four previous convictions on robbery and sodomy charges.
Fagan’s record dates back to his teen years and he has spent most of his adult life in prison.