By STANLEY JORDAN
District Attorney P. David Soares announced today that JAUSHI’IR WEAVER, 17, of Albany, was found guilty after a jury trial of (1) Count of Murder in the Second Degree, a Class A Felony, and (1) Count of Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the Second Degree, a Class C Felony, before the Honorable Judge Stephen W. Herrick in Albany County Court on Friday.
On May 5, 2015, at approximately 1:14 A.M., in the area of Lark Street and Sheridan Avenue in the City of Albany, WEAVER possessed a loaded 9mm handgun. While at that location WEAVER did fire into a group of people causing the death of Courtney Yates and physically injuring two others. WEAVER was arrested by Albany City Police officers after the vehicle he attempted to flee in crashed.
Two other individuals previously pleaded guilty for their involvement in this case. MARK BOWMAN, 25, of Albany, pleaded guilty to (1) Count of Attempted Murder in the Second Degree, a Class B Felony, on April 11, 2016. RASHAD QUINTYNE, 19, of Albany, pleaded guilty to (1) Count of Manslaughter in the First Degree, a Class B Felony, on April 11, 2016
WEAVER faces 25 years to Life in State Prison when he is sentenced on a later date. BOWMAN faces up to 25 years in State Prison when he is sentenced on May 13, 2016. QUINTYNE faces up to 15 years in State Prison when he is sentenced on May 13, 2016.
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