NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — A New Haven man has been convicted of murder and gun charges in the killings of two innocent bystanders in a New Haven street shooting in 2000.
A New Haven Superior Court jury found 35-year-old Craig Hines guilty Tuesday after two hours of deliberations. The New Haven Register reports (http://bit.ly/Mt4EDJ ) that Hines is to be sentenced May 6 and faces up to 125 years in prison.
Hines was arrested two years ago in a police cold case investigation into the killings of 21-year-old Lakeia Vaughn and 26-year-old Lamont Brockenberry.
Prosecutors say the shooter’s target was a man who was standing outside Vaughn’s car and talking with her at the time of the shooting.
The victims’ families say they’re glad justice was done, but it doesn’t make up for their loss.
Information from: New Haven Register, http://www.nhregister.com