Connecticut man convicted of murder in 2012 slaying

handcuffs & gavel

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut man has been convicted of murder and conspiracy to commit murder in the killing of a West Haven man who was found shot to death in his car four years ago.

New Haven Register reports that the jury on Monday convicted 26-year-old Vincente Ayala, of New Haven, of the charges in the death of 19-year-old Thomas Mozell Jr. The judge found Ayala not guilty on two gun charges.

Ayala faces a range of 25 to 80 years in prison when he’s sentenced Jan. 17. His attorney couldn’t be reached for comment.

Authorities say Mozell was shot in the head in March 2012 as he sat in his car. He was found dead in the driver’s seat.

Police say Mozell was killed over a gang-related dispute.

___

Information from: New Haven Register, http://www.nhregister.com

Copyright 2016 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

WTNH NEWS8 provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review. Also, you can now block any inappropriate user by simple selecting the drop down menu on the right of any comment and selection "Block User" from there.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s