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By Alex Robinson

A retired cop has been sentenced to 23 years to life in prison for the 2011 slaying of his wife in their Briarwood apartment, the Queens DA announced Wednesday.

Clarence Cash, 52, shot his wife, Tracy Young, 13 times in December 2011, after the two had engaged in a heated argument, according to the DA’s office.

Cash fled after the shooting, but ultimately turned himself in to police at a Manhattan precinct the next morning with two loaded handguns in his possession, the DA said. The retired cop, who had worked in the 32nd Precinct in Harlem, had been a per diem federal court officer at the time of his arrest.

Before she died, Young worked as a tax enforcement agent who investigated illegal cigarette sales for the state Department of Taxation and Finance.

Cash was convicted in October of second-degree murder after a three-week jury trial.

— Alex Robinson

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