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Killer of Fairfax Cab Driver Gets 15 Years

June 7, 2010

A man convicted of killing a taxi driver in 2008 when he couldn't pay his $130 fare in Tysons Corner has been sentenced to 15 years in prison.

A Fairfax County jury sentenced 23-year-old Evan Gargiulo on Friday for the death of 49-year-old Mazhar Nazir. Evidence at trial showed Gargiulo shot the taxi driver in the back of the head.

Gargiulo, a Hillsborough, N.J., man who had recently moved to Reston, had claimed he was temporarily insane during the shooting. But he was convicted of second-degree murder.

On Friday, he stood and apologized to Nazir's family, particularly to the driver's 13-year-old son, Zain, who testified at the trial.

With good behavior, Gargiulo would be eligible for release in 2021.

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