Three gang members convicted of robbing and killing Academy Award-winner Haing Ngor got long prison sentences but continued to assert their innocence.

"I did not commit this horrible crime," Indra Lim, 21, said Tuesday, when he was sentenced to 26 years to life in prison."I feel very sorry for my mother and my co-defendants' families because the system did not work for me," said Tak Sun Tan, 21, sentenced to 56 years to life in prison.

Jason Chan, 20, who drew the toughest sentence of life in prison without possibility of parole, told Superior Court Judge J.D. Smith: "I know the law requires you to sentence me to a very harsh sentence. Before you do, I want the families and world to know I had no part in this murder and robbery and I don't know who did."