By Scott Sieber and Craig Giammona
The 19-year-old who took part in the vicious murder of a Chinese deliveryman in 2004 received the maximum sentence of 51 and 1/3 years to life in prison Thursday, according to Queens District Attorney Richard Brown.
William Capehart took part in the robbery and the fatal beating of Huang Chen, 18, as Chen delivered food to the Rochdale Village home of Nayquan Miller, 18, sometime after 10 p.m. on February 13, 2004, authorities said.
Capehart, Miller and a third man, Charles Bryant, 18, then disposed of the body and other physical evidence, including bloodstained clothing, in a nearby pond, according to testimony. Capehart, of 98-25 Horace Harding Expressway in Corona, who was convicted of second-degree murder, gang assault, robbery and tampering with evidence in January, was sentenced Thursday by Queens Supreme Court Judge Robert Hanophy, Brown said.
Bryant was convicted of second-degree murder, among other charges, on March 16, 2005, and was sentenced to 51 years to life in prison. Miller struck a deal with prosecutors and is expected to be sentenced to 20 years to life next month.