NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Jurors have convicted a 20-year-old Newark woman in the shooting death of a teenage rival who was killed on the day she graduated from high school.
Nicole Guyette faces up to 50 years in prison after being convicted yesterday of aggravated manslaughter and weapons offenses stemming from the June 2008 shootings that left another teenager seriously wounded.
The victim, 18-year-old Sujeiti Ocasio of Newark, died just hours after she graduated from Newark’s Barringer High School.
Ocasio and Guyette lived across the street from each other, and Guyette had attended the same school but dropped out. They had a confrontation when someone in a group of girls that included Ocasio insinuated that Guyette was a prostitute as she walked by them on a city street.
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