Man convicted of Jamaican-born lawyer's death in New York
A jury in a court in New York, USA, has found a man guilty of the death of a Jamaican-born lawyer who was a former legal aide to New York Governor, Andrew Cuomo.
Carey Gabay, 43, who also served as a senior legal counsel at a state economic development agency, was killed during the Caribbean J'ouvert celebration in New York on Labour Day in 2015.
Despite efforts by the prosecution to secure a murder conviction, the jurors reached a second-degree manslaughter conviction against Kenny Bazile, 33, in the Brooklyn Supreme Court on Thursday.
Bazile, of Brooklyn, New York, was also convicted of criminal possession of a weapon.
He faces up to 15 years in jail on the manslaughter charge.
He is scheduled to be sentenced on September 12, but his lawyer has indicated that an appeal is pending.
A turf war among rival gangsters was reportedly behind the shooting of Gabay, who just happened to have found himself in the middle of a gunfight.
The Jamaican was struck in the head by a bullet, and was taken to hospital, where he died a week later.
Bazile is among six men who have been charged with Gabay's murder.