Man convicted of killing party promoter in NYC

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Posted: Apr 28, 2011 9:53 PM
Man convicted of killing party promoter in NYC

A party boat reveler has been convicted of murdering a promoter after an on-board brawl spilled into New York City's tourist-friendly South Street Seaport.

Jurors delivered their verdict Thursday in Londell Squire's case. The 23-year-old roofer faces up to life in prison. His sentencing is set for May 17.

Party promoter Omar Trent was killed amid mayhem following a moonlight cruise in August 2009. Manhattan prosecutors say that after fights broke out on board Squire got a gun from his car and shot the 31-year-old Trent in the head because he recognized Trent from the ruckus.

Squire said he was misidentified as the gunman amid the chaos. Defense lawyer Mario Gallucci (gal-OO'-chee) says Squire plans to appeal.

Squire lived in Brooklyn but was arrested in October 2009 in Petersburg, Va.