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Prison for man asleep in car with fingers on guns’ triggers

ELIZABETH, N.J. (AP) — Prosecutors say a man found sleeping in a car with his fingers on the triggers of two loaded guns will be sleeping in a New Jersey prison for at least the next six years.

Guilio Mesadieu was sentenced Friday to 12 years in state prison. Union County prosecutors say he’ll be required to serve at least half of that sentence.

They say the 35-year-old was found sleeping in the car behind an apartment complex in Elizabeth in 2014 after police responded to a report of a group of disorderly people.

Police say they saw three cars parked in the area and approached one with loud music coming from it, where they found Mesadieu.

He pleaded not guilty. But he was convicted in December of illegally possessing the guns.

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