NEW YORK, CMC – A judge in Brooklyn Supreme Court on Wednesday sentenced to prison three gang members in connection with the shooting death of the Jamaican legal aide to New York Governor Andrew Cuomo during the 2015 Caribbean J’Ouvert celebration in Brooklyn.
Carey Gabay was fatally shot outside the Ebbets Field Houses in the Crown Heights section of Brooklyn in the wee hours during J’Ouvert that preceded the massive West Indian American Day Carnival on Labor Day 2015.
The defendants sentenced on Wednesday by Justice Vincent Del Giudice are Micah Alleyne, 26, of Jamaica, Queens; Kenny Bazile, 33, of Canarsie, Brooklyn; and Stanley Elianor, 27, of Brownsville, Brooklyn.
Alleyne and Bazile were convicted of second-degree manslaughter and second-degree criminal possession of a weapon.
Elianor was convicted of first-degree reckless endangerment.
They were convicted following a jury trial before Justice Del Giudice, who sentenced Alleyne to 20 to 30 years in prison, Bazile to 20 to 25 years in prison, and Elianor to three and a half to seven years in prison.
Another defendant, Tyshawn Crawford, 23, previously pleaded guilty to charges relating to Gabay’s shooting in exchange for a promised sentence of 14 years in prison.
“In Brooklyn, we will continue to fight against senseless gang violence that in this instance led to the tragic death of Carey Gabay, an innocent, bright young man with a loving family and a promising future,” said Brooklyn District Attorney Eric Gonzalez after the sentencing.
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“I hope that Mr. Gabay’s family is able to take some solace in the measure of justice delivered with today’s sentences.”