- Associated Press - Wednesday, August 3, 2016

PATERSON, N.J. (AP) - A man has been acquitted of murder in the fatal shooting of a northern New Jersey teen but a jury convicted him of robbery and conspiracy.

The Record reports (https://bit.ly/2aROT8n ) Daniel Johnson was found not guilty of murder and felony murder in the slaying of 18-year-old Quasim McKinney in May 2014.

Prosecutors argued that Johnson and Zaire Palms went on a robbery spree and went to Passaic, where they shot McKinney during a robbery on a street corner. Palms later pleaded guilty to felony murder.

But Johnson’s defense attorney argued there was no evidence his client played any culpable role in the murder.

Johnson could still receive up to 20 years behind bars when he’s sentenced on Oct. 14 for the two counts he was convicted of.


Information from: The Record (Woodland Park, N.J.), https://www.northjersey.com

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