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Harrigan shot the victim five times outside Club Flirt on 80th Street and Atlantic Avenue.
By Forum Staff
A former U.S. Marine from Brooklyn, has been found guilty in the fatal shooting of a 22-year-old Queens man outside the club Flirt in Ozone Park in August of 2012.
“In rendering its verdict, the jury found the defendant guilty of senselessly murdering a young man during an argument that escalated into blows. As a result of his actions that night, the defendant now faces the prospect of being locked away for the rest of his life, ” said District Attorney Brown.
William Harrigan, 33, of Schenck Avenue has been held without bail since his arrest in August 2012, and was convicted of second-degree murder and second-degree criminal possession of a weapon following a three week jury.
Harrigan, faces up to 25 years to life in prison, and will be sentenced on April 19. According to trial testimony, Harrigan and the victim, Boutin Williams, 22, of Rockaway Beach were involved in a brief verbal dispute after being ejected from the club at 94-02 80 Street sometime between 3:00 a.m. and 4:00 a.m. on August 27th. Punches were thrown and the defendant went to his car, retrieved a firearm and returned to the scene and shot Williams five times, striking him four times in the back and once in his upper right arm.
At trial, Harrigan claimed that his time as a Marine resulted in Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.