Jurors Find Third NYPD Murder Suspect Guilty

Lee Woods convicted in second trial

A jury  convicted Lee Woods late Monday afternoon for his role in the 2007 shooting death of NYPD Officer Russel Timoshenko.

Woods was in a stolen car with two others the night that Timoshenko, 23, and now-Detective Herman Yan pulled them over on what should have been a routine car stop. The officers instead faced a barrage of gunfire; Yan was saved by his bullet-proof vest.

After deliberating on Friday, jurors requested to hear a readback of testimony by eight witnesses. They also asked to see photos, videos and other exhibits that comprised most of the evidence in the case.

Monday, they returned guilty verdicts on all counts -- aggravated murder, aggravated attempted murder and two counts of criminal possession of a weapon.

Police Commissioner Ray Kelly issued a statement Monday after the verdict.

"This was a just verdict for a horrendous crime, and I hope it brings some measure of peace to the Timoshenkos, who have demonstrated such fortitude as they waited patiently for some measure of justice in the wake of their son's murder," he said.

Dexter Bostic was convicted in December of murder and sentenced to life without the possibility of parole. Robert Ellis was convicted only of weapons possession. He got 15 years.

Woods' first case ended in a mistrial. His second jury had begun its deliberations Thursday afternoon. He could face life behind bars when he's sentenced on April 2.


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