2001-11-24 / Front Page

Man Convicted In 1999 Murder Case

Man Convicted In 1999 Murder Case

Richard A. Brown, the Queens District Attorney, announced this week that Far Rockaway resident, Allah McCall, 19, has been found guilty of the 1999 murder of Eddie Newson. McCall was convicted of fatally shooting Newson after a dispute over the victim’s gold chain.

McCall, of 14-30 Gateway Boulevard, Far Rockaway, was convicted following a jury trial of Murder in the Second Degree before Supreme Court Justice Barry Kron. McCall now faces a prison term of twenty-five years to life when sentenced on December 5.

The District Attorney stated, " This was a senseless act in which a teenager lost his life over an argument regarding his gold chain. As a result, another teenager may spend the rest of his life behind bars."

According to official reports, McCall approached Newson in front of 84-14 Rockaway Beach Boulevard. An argument ensued and the defendant produced two handguns from under his jacket and shot Newson, striking him once and killing him.

"The defendant was arrested two days later, in Brooklyn, following an attempted robbery there and subsequently identified in the homicide," said Brown.

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