A 31-year-old man will spend 25 years behind bars for brutally slaying the landlord of his Kensington apartment with a samurai sword in 2014.
A Brooklyn Supreme Court judge sentenced Rasel Siddiquee on Thursday after the Bangladesh native pled guilty to the crime earlier this month.
Siddiquee rented a basement apartment on McDonald Avenue near Avenue C from another Bangladeshi man, Mahiuddin Mahmud, who temporarily leased the unit to his killer as a favor, according to a spokesman for the district attorney’s office.
But on Jan. 8 2014, the pair fell into a dispute after Siddiquee accused his landlord of withholding a pedicab license that he was expecting in the mail, which resulted in Siddiquee attacking the man with the sword, hacking at him numerous times and slashing his throat with a blow that nearly decapitated him, according to the district attorney’s spokesman.
Following the incident, police tracked Siddiquee via his credit card purchases — which showed he bought a plane ticket to Bangladesh — and cops cornered him at John F. Kennedy Airport on Jan. 8 as he attempted to flee the country.
Siddiquee’s sentence also comes with five years of post-release supervision, the district attorney’s spokesman said.