NEWARK, N.J. (CBSNewYork) — A jury in Newark convicted a man Wednesday of stomping and kicking another man in the head until he died.
Dwayne Johnson, 43, was convicted by an Essex County jury Wednesday of first-degree murder, for killing Terrence Everett, 38.
The attack happened on Jan. 7, 2013, and was caught on video by a passerby.
Johnson and Everett had been friends, but got into a quarrel after Johnson’s girlfriend asked Everett for cigarettes, according to the Essex County Prosecutor’s office. Their feud continued through December 2012, and Everett ended up punching Johnson’s girlfriend, prosecutors said.
Ten days later, Johnson attacked Everett in broad daylight at Avon Avenue and South 20th Street in Newark. He stomped and kicked him in the head until he died, prosecutors said.
Everett then left, and police found Everett’s body bleeding from the head, prosecutors said.
“We’re satisfied with the jury’s verdict. It sends a clear message that the citizens of Essex County will not tolerate an individual resorting to violent revenge resulting in murder as a means to resolve a dispute,’’ Essex County Assistant Prosecutor Ahmad Rasool said in a news release.
Johnson faces a minimum of 30 years in prison without the possibility of parole when he is sentenced Jan. 12 by New Jersey Superior Court Judge Michael Ravin.
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