Two Albany men found guilty of murder

Kareem Murray and Russel Palmer (Albany County DA's Office)

ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10) – Albany County District Attorney David Soares said two Albany men were found guilty of a December 2013 murder.

Kareem Murray, 33, and Russel Palmer, 48, were found guilty after a jury trial of one count of Murder in the Second Degree, one count of Conspiracy in the Second Degree, two counts of Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the Second Degree, and one count of Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the Second Degree.

A long-term investigation found that on December 23, 2013, Murray and Palmer intentionally caused the death of 37-year-old Sylvester Scott of Albany by shooting him with a firearm, Soares said. The incident occurred outside 81 Grand St. in the city of Albany.

In addition, an investigation found the two men were in illegal possession of a quantity of cocaine, according to Soares.

Murray and Palmer each face 25 years to life in state prison for the top counts when sentenced on June 22.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s