A man received a decadeslong prison sentence for fatally shooting a man south of downtown Minneapolis after the two clashed over who had the right of way on a sidewalk.
Antwan Darnell Cosey, 38, was sentenced Friday in Hennepin County District Court to a 37½-year term in connection with the death of Frankie Golden, 42, on Feb. 27, 2018, in the 700 block of E. 18th Street.
With credit for time in jail, Cosey will serve about 24 years in prison and the balance on supervised release. He was convicted of second-degree intentional murder on June 18.
According to testimony and the criminal complaint, witnesses saw Golden standing on the sidewalk outside a house waiting to visit his 9-month-old son. Cosey approached and told Golden to move. They argued, and Cosey shot him in the chest.
Cosey faced a maximum sentence of up to 40 years in prison based on his extensive criminal history. Cosey claimed self-defense, but Judge Kathryn Quaintance dismissed that contention and cited Cosey’s long history of serious offenses and the “senseless” nature of the killing.