TOMS RIVER, N.J. — A judge has sentenced a New Jersey pizzeria heir to 30 years in prison without the possibility of parole for the murder of a business partner.

Daniele RomeodiSantillo of Jackson said he was sorry that 34-year-old Peyman Sanandaji was shot. But the 29-year-old insisted he was innocent.

Sanandaji was gunned down in 2015 at a closed restaurant that Romeodisantillo’s father owned.

Prosecutors said he wanted the man killed to cover up the theft of $140,000 that Sanandaji had paid to invest in two pizzerias and real estate.

The defense argued he was shot after a drunken argument with a fellow business partner who is awaiting trial.

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