By TimesLedger Staff
A Queens jury found two men guilty of manslaughter in the fatal shooting of a woman at a St. Albans’ house party in February 2011, said District Attorney Richard Brown.
Oneil Mairs, 27, and Nicholas Allen, 25, face up to 15 years in prison when they are sentenced next month.
Brown said Mairs, from Jamaica, and Allen, from Queens Village, were thrown out of the party after one of them, according to trial testimony, got into an argument with his girlfriend.
“In this case what was supposed to be a festive occasion turned deadly instead,” said Brown. “A jury has now found two defendants guilty of manslaughter and they will face lengthy prison terms when sentenced.”
According to testimony during the three-week trial, when Mairs and Allen were asked to leave and removed physically from the party, they banged on the door.
The victim, Avalisa Morris, 26, placed her back against the door. Moments later, gunfire erupted. Two bullets when thought the door.
Brown said the victim was struck and died.
The district attorney said both men will be sentenced Dec. 16.