- The Washington Times - Monday, March 16, 2009

NEW YORK (AP) - The last of three defendants charged in the traffic-stop slaying of an NYPD patrolman has been convicted of murder.

A Queens jury found Lee Woods guilty Monday in the death of Officer Russel Timoshenko (tim-o-SHANK’-o). He faces a life term at sentencing on April 2.

Prosecutors say Woods and two others acted as a team to shoot Timoshenko and Officer Herman Yan in 2007 after being caught with a stolen SUV. Yan was hit in the chest, but his bulletproof vest saved him.

Last month, Dexter Bostic received a life sentence plus 55 years for murder. Robert Eillis was convicted of weapons possession and sentenced to 15 years.

Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly called the outcome of Woods’ trial “a just verdict for a horrendous crime.”

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