Yonkers Man Pleads Guilty in Memorial Day Shooting
WHITE PLAINS, NY -- January 25, 2007 -- Westchester County District Attorney Janet DiFiore yesterday announced that Wayne Mosley (DOB 1/13/90) of 363 Walnut Street, Yonkers, New York pled guilty to one count of Manslaughter in the First Degree, a class “B” Felony, relating to the death of Angel Vasquez.
On Memorial Day, May 29th, 2006, at approximately
6:15 p.m., in the vicinity of Walnut Street and Oliver Avenue, in Yonkers,
the defendant and victim got into an argument that led to a physical
altercation. The defendant, who was the apparent loser, left the
scene and returned a short time later with a gun.
District Attorney Janet DiFiore commented
after the plea, “In this case in which an argument escalated into
a shooting, the prevalence of guns on our streets and the reckless misjudgment
that this defendant displayed, not only took a life but also put a neighborhood
in danger. Incidents like this one demonstrate why the penalties
for possessing an illegal loaded handgun have been elevated and why
gun violence remains a major focus of the District Attorney’s office.”
Mosley was remanded to the Westchester County jail.
His will be sentenced March 27th, 2007.
Mosley faces a maximum of 25 years in state prison.
Assistant District Attorney Tim Ward, Chief of the Career Criminal Bureau is prosecuting the case.