NEW YORK (AP) A man has been sentenced to life in prison in the deadly shootings of three men in a luxury car near an Upper Manhattan campus.

Roberto Nunez (NOON'-yehz) was sentenced Tuesday. His lawyer didn't immediately return a call afterward.

Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance Jr. called the case "eerily reminiscent of a time in New York when violent crime was more common."

A passerby found the bodies of Luis Catalan, Amaury Rodriguez and Heriberto Suazo in a parked BMW near Columbia University in June 2012.

Prosecutors say Nunez shot the men while sitting in the back seat.

Surveillance video captured a man walking away from the car and shedding his shirt. Police said Nunez's DNA was on the shirt.

The 32-year-old Nunez was convicted of murder.