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Guilty Verdict in Albany Murder Trial

Albany County District Attorney David Soares

 

 

Press Release

August 22, 2019

 

 

 Guilty Verdict in Albany Murder Trial


  



ALBANY, NY - District Attorney P. David Soares announced today that NESHAD GRADY, 24, of Albany, was found guilty of Murder in the 2nd Degree after a jury trial before the Honorable Roger D. McDonough in Albany County Supreme Court for his role in the July 2018 murder of Khalil Barnes.

GRADY was found guilty of (1) Count of Murder in the Second Degree, a Class A-I Felony, and (1) Count of Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the Second Degree, a Class C Armed Violent Felony.

After hearing testimony and reviewing evidence this week at trial, the jury concluded that on July 14, 2018, at approximately 12:30 A.M., in the area of 68 Quail Street in the City of Albany, GRADY did cause the death of Khalil Barnes by means of shooting him with an illegally possessed loaded handgun.

GRADY faces up to 25 years to Life in State Prison when sentenced on October 4, 2019.

Deputy Chief Assistant District Attorney Cheryl Fowler and Assistant District Attorney Michael Wetmore are handling the prosecution of this case.

For more information please contact Cecilia Walsh at (518) 275-4710 or [email protected]




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