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This Dec. 9, 1994 photo shows LIRR gunman (Credit: Dick Yarwood)

This Dec. 9, 1994 photo shows LIRR gunman Colin Ferguson, 35, of Jamaica, during a hearing to determine if he's competent to stand trial and represent himself in Nassau County Court in Mineola. Ferguson was eventually convicted of killing six passengers and injuring 19 others after opening fire on an LIRR train.

LIRR gunman's trial

Colin Ferguson, 35, of Jamaica was convicted of murdering six people and injuring 19 others after he opened fire on an LIRR train on Dec. 7, 1993.

LIRR shooter Colin Ferguson is led from Nassau
(Credit: Dick Kraus)

LIRR shooter Colin Ferguson is led from Nassau County police headquarters to be taken for arraignment after he opened fire on a train, killing six and injuring 19 others. (Dec. 8, 1993)

Det. George Fertal holds up the 9-mm Ruger
(Credit: Dick Kraus)

Det. George Fertal holds up the 9-mm Ruger gun that was used by Colin Ferguson, 35, of Jamaica, who opened fire on an LIRR train, killing six and wounding 19 others. (Dec. 8, 1993)

Long Island Rail Road shooter Colin Ferguson is
(Credit: Newsday / Karen Wiles Stabile)

Long Island Rail Road shooter Colin Ferguson is brought before the bench at Nassau County Court in Mineola. Ferguson opened fire on a train, killing six and injuring 19 others. (Jan. 7, 1994)

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Colin Ferguson, 35, of Jamaica, appears at court
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Colin Ferguson, 35, of Jamaica, appears at court wearing a bulletproof vest after he opened fire on an LIRR train, killing six and injuring 19 others. (Dec. 10, 1993)

Colin Ferguson, 35, of Jamaica, is escorted into
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Colin Ferguson, 35, of Jamaica, is escorted into the courtroom under heavy security after he opened fire on a train, killing six and injuring 19 others. (Dec. 10, 1993)

A frame grab showing the conviction of killer
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A frame grab showing the conviction of killer Colin Ferguson from the film "The Long Island Railroad Massacre" by Charlie Minn. Ferguson opened fire on an LIRR train, killing six and injuring 19 others. (Dec. 12, 1993)

Attorney William Kunstler, left, looks on as Colin
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Attorney William Kunstler, left, looks on as Colin Ferguson, 35, of Jamaica, is hugged by his co-counsel Ron Kuby after a pretrial hearing. Ferguson opened fire on a train, killing six and injuring 19 others. (April, 6, 1994)

LIRR killer Colin Ferguson, right, and his attorneys
(Credit: Dick Kraus)

LIRR killer Colin Ferguson, right, and his attorneys Ron Kuby, far left, and William Kuntsler listen as Nassau Assistant District Attorney George Peck reads letters from Ferguson to the court requesting that he be able to dismiss his lawyers and represent himself. Ferguson opened fire on an LIRR train, killing six and injuring 19 others. (Nov. 10, 1994)

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Nassau County Assistant District Attorney George Peck reads
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Nassau County Assistant District Attorney George Peck reads numerous letters to the court from accused LIRR killer Colin Ferguson, who opened fire on a train, killing six and injuring 19 others. Ferguson requested that he be allowed to dismiss his lawyers and represent himself at his trial. (Nov. 10, 1994)

This Dec. 9, 1994 photo shows LIRR gunman
(Credit: Dick Yarwood)

This Dec. 9, 1994 photo shows LIRR gunman Colin Ferguson, 35, of Jamaica, during a hearing to determine if he's competent to stand trial and represent himself in Nassau County Court in Mineola. Ferguson was eventually convicted of killing six passengers and injuring 19 others after opening fire on an LIRR train.

Kevin Blum shows how Colin Ferguson, 35, of
(Credit: Dick Yarwood)

Kevin Blum shows how Colin Ferguson, 35, of Jamaica, shot people in their seats on the 5:33 p.m. LIRR train in Garden City. Ferguson killed six and injured 19 others before he was stopped by Blum and other passengers. (Dec. 15, 1994)

Frank Barker, a survivor of the LIRR shooting,
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Frank Barker, a survivor of the LIRR shooting, points at Colin Ferguson, 35, of Jamaica, while on the witness stand in Nassau County Court in Mineola. Ferguson opened fire on a train, killing six and injuring 19 others. (Jan. 30, 1995)

Kevin Blum points out the site of the
(Credit: L.I. News Daily, Mary McLoughlin)

Kevin Blum points out the site of the shooting in a diagram of the Long Island Rail Road train car during his testimony at the trial of Colin Ferguson, who opened fire on a train, killing six and injuring 19 others. Blum, a Wall Street securities trader, testified he was "scared out my wits" when he charged and tackled the gunman on the train. (Jan. 30, 1995)

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Michael O'Connor testifies in the Long Island Rail
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Michael O'Connor testifies in the Long Island Rail Road shooting trial of accused gunman Colin Ferguson at Nassau County Court in Mineola. He recalls Ferguson walking up the aisle of the commuter rail car, aiming a gun with both hands, and saying, "You're going to get it," before shooting each of his victims. O'Connor and two other men tackled Ferguson. (Jan. 30, 1995)

Marlene Francois testifies during the trail of accused
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Marlene Francois testifies during the trail of accused LIRR gunman Colin Ferguson in Mineola after he opened fire on a train, killing six and injuring 19 others. (Feb. 7, 1995)

Nassau County prosecutor George Peck rubs his eyes
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Nassau County prosecutor George Peck rubs his eyes as LIRR gunman Colin Ferguson, who is acting as his own lawyer, addresses the judge during his trial in Mineola. Ferguson opened fire on a train, killing six and injuring 19 others. (Feb. 14, 1995)

Jack and Arlene Locicero, parents of victim Amy
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Jack and Arlene Locicero, parents of victim Amy Federici, talk to the press after the Colin Ferguson verdict. Ferguson opened fire on a train, killing six and injuring 19 others. (Feb. 17, 1995)

Colin Ferguson, accused LIRR gunman, gives his closing
(Credit: Dick Yarwood)

Colin Ferguson, accused LIRR gunman, gives his closing statements in his trial. Ferguson opened fire on a train, killing six and injuring 19 others. (Feb. 16, 1995)

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LIRR gunman Colin Ferguson awaits the jury's verdict
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LIRR gunman Colin Ferguson awaits the jury's verdict at his trial in the Nassau County courthouse in Mineola after he opened fire on an LIRR train, killing six and injuring 19 others. The panel labored into the afternoon considering the 93 counts against Ferguson, including murder, attempted murder, assault and other charges. (Feb. 17, 1995)

Convicted LIRR gunman Colin Ferguson carries paperwork into
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Convicted LIRR gunman Colin Ferguson carries paperwork into the Nassau County Courthouse in Mineola for the second day of his sentencing hearing after he opened fire on a train, killing six and injuring 19. (March 21, 1995)

A court officer restrains Robert Guigliano, as he
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A court officer restrains Robert Guigliano, as he lunges toward convicted LIRR gunman Colin Ferguson at Nassau County Court in Mineola. Guigliano, one of the people injured in the LIRR shooting, was escorted from the courtroom when he began yelling, "Five minutes! That's all I need with you! Five minutes!" (March 21, 1995)

Jack Locicero, left, looks at convicted LIRR gunman
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Jack Locicero, left, looks at convicted LIRR gunman Colin Ferguson, 35, of Jamaica, as he reads a statement at the sentencing hearing. Carrie Locicero, center, holds up a photo of her sister, Amy Federici, who was one of six killed after Ferguson opened fire on a train. Her mother, Arlene Locicero, stands at her side. (March 21, 1995)

Edgardo Tumangan of the Philippines, father of Long
(Credit: L.I. News Daily, Bill Turnbull)

Edgardo Tumangan of the Philippines, father of Long Island Rail road shooting victim Marita Magtoto, speaks at the sentencing hearing for convicted LIRR gunman Colin Ferguson at Nassau County Courthouse in Mineola. Magtoto was one of six killed after Ferguson opened fire on a train. (March 21, 1995)

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Patricia Nettleton and her husband Richard speak at
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Patricia Nettleton and her husband Richard speak at the sentencing hearing for Long Island Rail Road gunman Colin Ferguson after he opened fire on a train, killing six and injuring 19 others. The Nettletons' 24-year-old son was killed in the shooting. (March 21, 1995)

Frank Barker, who was shot five times in
(Credit: L.I. News Daily, Bill Turnbull)

Frank Barker, who was shot five times in the Long Island Rail Road massacre, makes a statement during the sentencing hearing for convicted gunman Colin Ferguson, 35, of Jamaica. Barker was among 19 people who were injured. (March 21, 1995)

Barbara Fortgang, left, and Tina Franzese speak for
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Barbara Fortgang, left, and Tina Franzese speak for Esther Confino at the sentencing hearing for Colin Ferguson at Nassau County Courthouse in Mineola after he opened fire on a train, killing six and injuring 19 others. All were passengers at the time of the shooting, but not wounded. (March 21, 1995)

In this undated photo, Rep. Carolyn McCarthy (D-Mineola)
(Credit: Dick Yarwood)

In this undated photo, Rep. Carolyn McCarthy (D-Mineola) and her son, Kevin, appear at a hearing involving a suit against Colin Ferguson.

In this undated photo, Judge Donald Belfi listens
(Credit: Dick Yarwood)

In this undated photo, Judge Donald Belfi listens during the trial of Colin Ferguson, who opened fire on an LIRR train, killing six and injuring 19 others.

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Colin Ferguson questions Kevin Blum, a passenger who
(Credit: Dick Yarwood)

Colin Ferguson questions Kevin Blum, a passenger who tackled and held him on the LIRR train, during a hearing. Ferguson opened fire on a train, killing six and injuring 19 others. (Undated)

Mary Anne Phillips, the first victim of Colin
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Mary Anne Phillips, the first victim of Colin Ferguson's LIRR shooting rampage, describes how her assailant shot her, from the witness stand at his trial. Ferguson opened fire on a train, killing six and injuring 19 others. (Undated)

In this undated photo, Joyce Gorycki, left, and
(Credit: Bill Turnbull )

In this undated photo, Joyce Gorycki, left, and her niece Doris Bova-Aresta, speak at the sentencing hearing of Long Island Rail Road gunman Colin Ferguson.

Shooting victims' family members gather around televisions to
(Credit: Jim Peppler)

Shooting victims' family members gather around televisions to watch Colin Ferguson's rebuttal to their statements at a sentencing hearing after he opened fire on a train, killing six and injuring 19 others. They had walked out of the courtroom as Ferguson began to speak. (March 22, 1995)

Marlene Francers makes a statement during the sentencing
(Credit: Dick Yarwood)

Marlene Francers makes a statement during the sentencing hearing for convicted LIRR gunman Colin Ferguson after he opened fire on a train, killing six and injuring 19 others. (March 22, 1995)

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Robert Drobyshewski and Frank Cordero, shown, are two
(Credit: Dick Yarwood)

Robert Drobyshewski and Frank Cordero, shown, are two of the five inmates who are accused of beating LIRR shooter Colin Ferguson in the Nassau County Jail. They appear for a pretrial hearing on assault charges. Ferguson opened fire on an LIRR train, killing six and injuring 19 others. (March. 29, 1994)

James Doukas, Edward MacKenzie and Marcos Flores are
(Credit: Dick Yarwood)

James Doukas, Edward MacKenzie and Marcos Flores are three of the five inmates who are accused of beating LIRR shooter Colin Ferguson at the Nassau County Jail. They appear for a pretrial hearing on assault charges. Ferguson opened fire on an LIRR train, killing six and injuring 19 others. (March 29, 1994)

John Forni answers questions under cross-examination from Colin
(Credit: L.I. News Daily, Dick Yarwood)

John Forni answers questions under cross-examination from Colin Ferguson, 35, of Jamaica, who opened fire on a train, killing six and injuring 19 others. (Feb. 3, 1995)

From left to right: Carolyn McCarthy, Peggy Kaiser
(Credit: AP )

From left to right: Carolyn McCarthy, Peggy Kaiser and Joyce Gorycki comfort each other outside the courtroom during the sentencing hearing for Long Island Rail Road gunman Colin Ferguson, 35, of Jamaica, who opened fire on a train, killing six and injuring 19 others. McCarthy and Gorycki lost their husbands, and Kaiser lost her roommate in the Dec. 7, 1993 massacre. (March 21, 1995)

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