After 2014 Mistrial, St. Albans Man Convicted in Brutal Assault

After 2014 Mistrial, St. Albans Man Convicted in Brutal Assault

A St. Albans man has been convicted in the January 2012 assault of another borough resident, who was beaten to the ground and shot once in the head, according to Queens District Attorney Richard Brown.

Lonnie Miller, 26, was found guilty last Wednesday of first-degree assault following a four-week bench trial before Queens Supreme Court Justice Stephen Knopf. A trial in July 2014 ended in a mistrial.

According to testimony, Miller and another suspect who remains at large attacked the victim, Calvin Ogletree, then 26, and beat him to the ground on the corner of Linden Boulevard and 204th Street. Miller then stood over the victim, pulled a .25-caliber handgun from his waistband and fired once into the right side of Ogletree’s head.

Ogletree, whose brother, Kevin, is a wide receiver in the National Football League, was rushed to Jamaica Hospital Medical Center where he underwent surgery to remove fragments of the bullet from his brain and is still suffering residual effects from the shooting.

Calling the attack a “brazen act of violence,” Brown said Miller deserves the maximum 25-year term he faces when he’s sentenced on June 15.

“The defendant stood over the victim, pulled out a gun and fired directly into the man’s head,” Brown noted. “His actions warrant a lengthy prison sentence to punish the defendant and to protect the public.”

 By Michael V. Cusenza


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>