Man Sentenced to 60 Years for 2014 Murder of Cab Driver in Stamford

The man charged with the murder of a cab driver in Stamford in 2014 has been sentenced to 60 years in prison.

Shota Mekoshvili was charged with the murder of Mohammed Kamal, who was found stabbed to death outside a taxi in Stamford in August 2014.

Kamal, a 47-year-old husband and father, was stabbed at least 15 times, according to police.

Mekoshvili, a Georgian Republic National Citizen, was staying in the United States on a visa.

Police also charged him with robbery after releasing surveillance photos from Stop & Shop that detectives say clearly show him as the suspect.

Authorities said there seemed to be some prior relationship between Kamal and Mekoshvili, but police do not know to what extent.

“Now that this case has been decided, I would like to say that this was a shocking, horrifying crime, and no matter the sentence, the loss to his wife and family will never be rectified. Mr. Kamal was just trying to earn an honest living for his family, and did not deserve this,” Stamford mayor David Martin said in a statement.

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