East Meadow Man Convicted of Murder

An East Meadow man has been convicted of fatally shooting a 46-year-old stranger in the stomach with a shotgun on a Hempstead street last year.

A Nassau County jury found Herber Guzman guilty of second-degree murder and criminal possession of a controlled substance.

Prosecutors said the 42-year-old was in his white Kia Sportage on Marvin Street when he fired a shotgun into the abdomen of Stanley Cater at 4:30 a.m. on April 26, 2012.

Guzman was apprehended six days later when he was pulled over during a traffic stop during which authorities said they found a small bag of crack cocaine in the vehicle.

He faces up to 25 years to life in prison when he is sentenced Nov. 22.

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