Brooklyn man gets 18 years in prison for fatally shooting friend in South Jamaica

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A Brooklyn man will spend the next 18 years in a prison cell after pleading guilty last year to fatally shooting his friend in South Jamaica, prosecutors announced.

Richard Bodley, 31, entered a guilty plea in November 2018 to first-degree manslaughter. He returned to Queens Supreme Court on Jan. 10 and received his 18-year prison sentence from Justice Michael Aloise, according to Queens District Attorney Richard A. Brown.

Prosecutors said that Bodley shot and killed 45-year-old Angel Guerrido, a homeless man with whom he became acquainted. Guerrido was last seen alive on April 30, 2017, but his body was found the following day behind a Guy R. Brewer Boulevard warehouse.

In pleading guilty, authorities said, Bodley admitted to shooting Guerrido inside of his Buick, then dumping the body outside the warehouse.

Cops spotted Bodley two weeks later, on May 14, 2017, smoking a joint in a Brooklyn parking lot. During questioning, the officers discovered that he had a loaded 9-mm pistol clipped to his ankle.

The officers later found Bodley in possession of a debit card belonging to Guerrido.

“The victim in this case was shot once in the chest and his remains dumped in an industrial area in Jamaica,” Queens District Attorney Richard A. Brown said. “This was yet another senseless act of gun violence. The defendant pleaded guilty to manslaughter and will be incarcerated for this callous crime.”

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