- Associated Press - Thursday, December 18, 2014

NEW YORK (AP) - A man is facing up to 25 years in prison for firing the bullet that killed a bystander on a Bronx sidewalk in 2011.

Bronx District Attorney Robert Johnson says Jeffrey Ramirez will be sentenced on Feb. 3. He was convicted of manslaughter and attempted murder on Wednesday.

Ramirez witnessed a dispute over someone cutting a bodega line. He chased one of the men and began firing.

Yaritza Pacheco was walking down the street, laughing, with her arm around a friend. The young mother was just returning home from her job at a Bronx Applebee’s.

The bullet hit her in the neck. She died on the spot.



The man Ramirez was chasing suffered a graze wound.

Ramirez will be deported to the Dominican Republic after his sentence is served.

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