Smiling Cop Killer Sentenced to Life + 65 Years

"Dirtbag" hopes to marry while in prison

A smiling Lee Woods was led away Wednesday afternoon to spend the rest of his life in prison.

Woods is the last defendant to be convicted in the July 2007 shooting death of NYPD officer Russel Timoshenko.

Moments after being sentenced to life without parole plus 65 years, he looked back at his girlfriend sitting in the audience and cracked a big smile as he was led away. Woods' attorney said later that the killer hopes to marry while behind bars.

In passing sentence, Brooklyn Administrative Judge Abraham Gerges noted that Woods has shown no remorse. Prosecutors said Woods drove a car that was routinely stopped, triggering the violence that night in Crown Heights.

Dexter Bostic already was sentenced to life without parole. Robert Ellis, convicted only of weapons possession, got 15 years.

Speaking in court, Officer Timoshenko's mother thanked investigators and prosecutors for their work and said the case provided some closure.

Outside court, PBA President Patrick Lynch said "the dirtbag will never hurt anyone ever again."

NYPD Commissioner Ray Kelly issued a statement about Wednesday's development.

"While nothing can heal so grievous a loss or equal their son's ultimate sacrifice, I hope the sentence provides some measure of solace to the Timoshenkos," he said.

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