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New Cassel Man Sentenced for Murder

A man was sentenced Thursday to 35 years to life in prison for shooting a 31-year-old man to death after the gunman and victim got into an argument in their hometown of New Cassel two years ago.

A Nassau County jury had found Naqunne Jackson guilty in December of second-degree murder and criminal possession of a weapon following a week-long trial.

“This sentence will ensure that this defendant will be held accountable for taking the life of a young man and will not be a threat to the public for a very long time,” Acting Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas said.

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

Moody was later found dead from his injuries near the scene of the shooting on State Street. Nassau County police arrested Jackson three days later.

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