Guilty verdict in Timoshenko trial

December 20, 2008 7:07:53 AM PST
It's a guilty verdict for one of the three men on trial in the murder of a New York City police officer.A jury convicted 34-year-old Dexter Bostic on all counts, including murder, late Friday afternoon.

Bostic is facing life in prison without parole when he is sentenced Feb. 22.

Prosecutors argued Bostic and two others acted as a team to shoot Officer Russel Timoshenko and now-Detective Herman Yan after they were caught with a stolen SUV and with illegal weapons in the vehicle. Prosecutors argued Bostic shot and killed Timoshenko, Robert Ellis simultaneously shot Yan, and Lee Woods was the driver.

But Ellis was acquitted of murder and attempted-murder chargers earlier this week.

Ellis was found guilty of weapon possession for having one of two guns that were fired at the officers on July 9, 2007.

Officer Timoshenko, 23, was killed after being hit twice in the face. Detective Yan was shot in the chest. His bullet-resistant vest saved his life.

The three men were tried by separate trials.

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