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.