New Cassel Man Convicted of Murder

A gunman was convicted of fatally shooting a 31-year-old man following an argument in their hometown of New Cassel last year.

A Nassau County jury found Naqunne Jackson guilty Monday of second-degree murder and criminal possession of a weapon following a week-long trial and 45 minutes of deliberation.

“This defendant shot William Moody twice in a senseless act of violence and then tried to evade responsibility for his crimes,” Nassau County District Attorney Kathleen Rice said.

Prosecutors said that Jackson shot William Moody two times on Prospect Avenue at 3:30 p.m. on Sept. 22, 2013.

The victim was later found dead near the scene of the shooting. Police arrested Jackson three days later.

Judge David Sullivan is scheduled to sentence Jackson on Jan. 30. He faces up to 40 years to life in prison.