Courtney Burden sentenced to 37 years for Bridgeport murder of Moin Hassan

The Bridgeport man who pleaded guilty to killing a graduate student was sentenced to 37 years in prison today. (1/17/14)

BRIDGEPORT - The Bridgeport man who pleaded guilty to killing a graduate student was sentenced to 37 years in prison today.

Courtney Burden, 22, admitted to shooting Moin Hassan during an attempted robbery in September 2012. Hassan was a graduate student at the University of Bridgeport.

Burden's friends and family shouted angrily at the judge when the sentence was read. They said 37 years is too harsh of a sentence, especially after Burden took responsibility for the murder.

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Hassan's friends and family were also angry about the sentence, but for a different reason - they said it was too lenient.

News 12 spoke with Hassan's mother, who lives in Bangladesh. She said Burden will go home to his family when his 37-year sentence is up, but Hassan will never be able to go home to her.
 

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