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Weeks plowed his car into a crowd of people on this sidewalk in Laurelton following a fight at a baby shower which he had crashed.
By Forum Staff
A Laurelton man charged with second-degree murder will spend 18 years to life in prison for ramming his car into a crowd of people on a sidewalk in 2014 and killing a man.
Kevin Weekes, was convicted of second-degree murder, first-degree assault and first-degree reckless endangerment, following a three-week bench trial.
Weekes was sentenced last week after he was convicted in April on murder, assault and other charges for ramming his car into a crowd of people on a sidewalk in November 2014 following a fight at a baby shower which he had crashed.
“A vehicle can be just as deadly as a gun. In this case, the defendant pushed his way into a baby shower and then later, following a dispute with invited guests, got behind the wheel of his car and drove into a crowd of people,” District Attorney Brown said. “One man was killed and a woman was seriously injured. The sentence meted out by the Court reflects the seriousness of the crime.”
Trial records for the case show that Weekes crashed a baby shower being held at Vision’s Banquet Hall, located at 224-22 Merrick Boulevard, just after 8:00 p.m. on Saturday, November 8, 2014. Shortly thereafter, a fistfight ensued on the sidewalk in front of the location between Weekes and some of the shower guests. Weekes left the scene and got into his car. At first, the defendant drove away from the location, but made a U-turn and headed back to the setting for the fight. He accelerated his vehicle, jumped the curb and plowed into the people on the sidewalk, striking and injuring Antoinette Green, 21, of Brooklyn.
Kevin Lewis, 20, of Laurelton, Queens, was pinned underneath the vehicle and dragged by the vehicle until it came to a stop at the intersection of Merrick Boulevard and 225Street. At that time, Weekes exited his vehicle and fled on foot. Mr. Lewis was pronounced dead at the scene.