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NJ man gets prison for his role in Stamford man’s party death

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Lawrence Dilione

NEW YORK  — A man has been sentenced to prison for his role in the beating and stabbing death of a party guest at a luxury Manhattan apartment.

District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance Jr. says Lawrence Dilione of Jersey City, New Jersey got a 23-year sentence on Wednesday. He pleaded guilty to manslaughter in January.

Joseph Comunale  of Stamford, Connecticut died in November 2016 at an Upper East Side apartment.

Authorities say partygoers were drinking and using cocaine.

Comunale’s body was shoved out of a window and stuffed in a car trunk. It was taken to Oceanport, New Jersey, where it was torched and buried in a makeshift grave.

Another defendant, James Rackover, was sentenced previously to 29 years to life in prison.

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