A New York man has been given three concurrent life sentences for killing three members of a northern New Jersey family in their home in 2008.

Kang-Hyuk Choi was sentenced Wednesday in Hackensack, N.J., for the killing of his 27-year-old friend Han-Il "Sean" Kim. Choi admitted to stabbing Kim, then waiting in Kim's room before killing Kim's mother and uncle.

Choi, of Valley Stream, N.Y., was arrested at a California casino two days after the May 2008 killings.

He killed Kim in a dispute over $30,000, then fatally stabbed Kim's mother, Yoo Bok Kim, and uncle, Doo Soo Seo, at their home in Tenafly.

Judge Donald Venezia told Choi the last thing he would see before he dies would be the inside of the jail cell he was about to enter, The Record of Woodland Park reported.

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