Man Faces Prison Time After Conviction For South Street Seaport Murder
NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — A party boat reveler has been convicted of murdering a promoter after an on-board brawl spilled into New York City’s tourist-friendly South Street Seaport.
Jurors delivered their verdict Thursday in Londell Squire’s case. The 23-year-old roofer faces up to life in prison. His sentencing is set for May 17.
Party promoter Omar Trent was killed amid mayhem following a moonlight cruise in August 2009. Manhattan prosecutors say that after fights broke out on board Squire got a gun from his car and shot the 31-year-old Trent in the head because he recognized Trent from the ruckus.
Squire said he was misidentified as the gunman amid the chaos. Defense lawyer Mario Gallucci says Squire plans to appeal.
Squire lived in Brooklyn but was arrested in October 2009 in Petersburg, Va.
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