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Queens District Attorney Melinda Katz announced that Marcos Anzurez was sentenced today to 13 years in prison for manslaughter in the stabbing death of an acquaintance in 2018.

District Attorney Katz said: “A simple argument escalated into the brutal killing of a young man. Unfortunately, we cannot reverse that tragedy, but we have succeeded in taking a killer off of our streets.”

Anzurez, 34, of 59th Avenue in Flushing, was convicted by a jury in November 2022 of manslaughter in the first degree and criminal possession of a weapon in the fourth degree. Queens Supreme Court Justice Michael Aloise imposed a determinate sentence of 13 years in prison, to be followed by five years post-release supervision.

According to trial testimony:

• On March 11, 2018, Anzurez and Luis Angel Solis Apolonio, 29, engaged in a heated argument that turned into a physical altercation.

• After being separated by an eyewitness, Anzurez turned his back and appeared to walk away. He then quickly turned back around holding a folding knife in his hand and began slashing and stabbing the victim. The blade sliced into Apolonio’s neck, torso and extremities, causing his death.

Senior Assistant District Attorney John Esposito, of the District Attorney’s Homicide Bureau, prosecuted the case under the supervision of Senior Assistant District Attorneys Peter J. McCormack III and John Kosinski, Karen Ross, Deputy Bureau Chief, and under the overall supervision of Executive Assistant District Attorney for Major Crimes Shawn Clark.

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