April 1, 2014 | 340 views
Queens man convicted in Elmont murder
Jury deliberates for eight hours on 2012 case
A Queens man was found guilty of an Elmont shooting that left one man dead and a woman injured in November 2012, Nassau County District Attorney Kathleen Rice said on March 24.
Wilfred Labossiere, 33, of Far Rockaway, was convicted of second-degree murder, first-degree assault and two counts of second-degree criminal possession of a weapon after a jury deliberated for eight hours.
On Nov. 26, 2012, according to Nassau County police, Labossiere dropped his then-3-year-old son off at a home on Oakley Avenue. Shortly after he left, Labossiere called the home and got involved in an argument with his son’s grandmother about visitation, detectives said. He then returned to the home, and argued with the grandmother and Christopher Mullings, a family member, 29, of Roosevelt. The argument between Labossiere and Mullings became physical, according to authorities, and Labossiere drew a handgun and fired multiple shots, striking the grandmother and Mullings. Mullings died instantly.
Labossiere then grabbed the grandmother and drove her to a local hospital, police said, where he left her with hospital personnel and fled the scene. He was arrested later that day in Far Rockaway.
“While nothing can undo the pain caused by Mr. Labossiere, today’s guilty verdict gives a measure of justice for his victims’ loved ones, and ensures that this defendant will be held accountable for his crimes,” Rice said in a statement.
Labossiere faces a minimum of 15 years in prison and a maximum of 25 years for his conviction on the top charge. He is due back in court for sentencing May 1.