Today’s news:

Man guilty of killing partygoer in Laurelton

KEW GARDENS — A Laurelton man was convicted Tuesday for killing a partygoer and wounding another following an argument at a summer 2007 party in Laurelton, the Queens district attorney said.

Following a two-week trial, a Queens Supreme Court jury found Rhian Taylor, 23, of 133-07 229th St., guilty of several charges, including second-degree murder and criminal possession of a weapon, according to the DA.

Taylor got into a heated argument with Darian Brown, 22, on Aug. 10, 2007, and shot at Brown’s car, killing him and seriously injuring another passenger, the DA said.

Darian Brown planned to go to a party near 133rd Avenue that night, but arrived late and one of Darian Brown’s friends began talking with a woman, DA Brown said. Taylor approached the late partygoers and began harassing them.

One of Taylor’s friends pointed out Darian Brown and handed the 23-year-old a gun, according to the DA. Taylor began firing into Darian’s Dodge Charger, the DA said.

Queens Supreme Court Justice Robert C. McGann scheduled a sentencing date for April 19, where Taylor faces up to 25 years to life in prison, according to Brown.

Pin It
Print this story

Reader Feedback

Enter your comment below

By submitting this comment, you agree to the following terms:

You agree that you, and not TimesLedger.com or its affiliates, are fully responsible for the content that you post. You agree not to post any abusive, obscene, vulgar, slanderous, hateful, threatening or sexually-oriented material or any material that may violate applicable law; doing so may lead to the removal of your post and to your being permanently banned from posting to the site. You grant to TimesLedger.com the royalty-free, irrevocable, perpetual and fully sublicensable license to use, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, translate, create derivative works from, distribute, perform and display such content in whole or in part world-wide and to incorporate it in other works in any form, media or technology now known or later developed.

CNG: Community Newspaper Group