JAMAICA — A South Jamaica man was convicted of murder in the shooting of an unarmed man in 2008 during a dispute about who would take control of a 14-year-old prostitute, the Queens district attorney said Wednesday.
Brandon King, 26, of 155-57 116th Drive in Jamaica, was convicted of murder and criminal possession of a weapon after a two-week trial in Queens Supreme Court.
“On the losing end of a fist fight, the defendant walked away, only to return with a gun and kill his opponent. This senseless shooting robbed a young man of his life and his children of a father,” Brown said in a statement.
King faces from 25 years to life in prison and is set to be sentenced June 5 by Queens Supreme Court Justice Gregory Lasak.
According to Brown, on Sept. 13, 2008 King got into a fight with Michael Stith concerning control of a 14-year-old prostitute.
After he was bloodied during a physical altercation, King walked away, returned with a gun and shot Stith five times in the neck and torso, the DA said,