Nassau County District Attorney Kathleen Rice announced that a Nassau jury found a man guilty yesterday for fatally shooting a 31-year-old man after an argument on Prospect Avenue in New Cassel.
Naqunne Jackson was found guilty on Dec. 1 by a jury of Murder in the 2nd Degree (an A felony) and two counts of Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the 2nd Degree (a C felony) in a trial before Nassau County Court Judge David Sullivan. The jury reached its verdict after 45 minutes of deliberation at the end of a week-long trial. Jackson faces up to 40 years to life in prison. He is due back in court for sentencing on Jan. 30, 2015.
“This defendant shot William Moody twice in a senseless act of violence and then tried to evade responsibility for his crimes,” DA Rice said. “Thanks to the hard work of the Nassau County Police Department, as well as the careful consideration of the evidence by a Nassau jury, this defendant will be held accountable for taking another man’s life.”
DA Rice said that on Sept. 22, 2013 at approximately 3:30 p.m., Jackson shot William Moody, 31, of New Cassel, two times after an argument on Prospect Avenue in New Cassel. Moody was later found dead from his injuries near the scene of the shooting on State Street.
Moody was arrested on Sept. 25, 2013 after an investigation by the Nassau County Police Department.
Assistant District Attorney Michael Walsh of DA Rice’s Major Offense Bureau is prosecuting the case. Jackson is represented by Chris Devane, Esq.