NEW YORK (AP) - A suspect arrested in the slaying of an aide to Democratic New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has been convicted of manslaughter, but was acquitted of murder charges.
Kenny Bazile (buh-ZEEL’) was found guilty on Thursday in the 2015 fatal shooting of Carey Gabay (guh-BAY’), who got caught in the middle of a gang-related gun battle in the hours before a West Indian Day parade in Brooklyn.
Gabay was deputy counsel of the state’s economic development agency.
Bazile’s attorney said his client was acting in self-defense.
Four other suspects were arrested. One of them took a plea deal and testified against the three others, whose cases are currently being heard by a second jury.
Cuomo said he hoped the guilty verdict gives Gabay’s family some comfort that “justice has been served.”
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