A Los Angeles man convicted of gunning down a jewelry salesman at a Pasadena gas station three decades ago was sentenced Thursday to 32 years to life in state prison.

Superior Court Judge Stan Blumenfeld imposed the term on Albert Ahmad Clark, 56, who was found guilty last year of first-degree murder for the Feb. 27, 1988, slaying of Leroy Galloway, 39.

The victim was shot twice near Lake Avenue and Orange Grove Boulevard, according to Deputy District Attorney Ryan Erlich.

Clark was a customer of Galloway’s and had contacted him in the weeks leading up to the killing, including the day before the victim was shot, according to evidence presented during the trial.

Witnesses said they saw a suspect fleeing the area, and, based in part on the descriptions they provided, investigators eventually arrested Clark. But there was insufficient evidence to prosecute him because of the “limitations of forensic science at the time,” Pasadena police said.

Galloway’s relatives approached Pasadena police in 2013 and asked them to review the case. Investigators identified items of evidence that were suitable for forensic analysis, and test results from the Los Angeles County Crime Lab linked Clark to the crime, police and prosecutors said.

Clark was arrested in December 2015 by a U.S. marshals’ regional fugitive task force as he left his home. He has remained behind bars since then.

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