Man convicted in 2016 death of teen shot while babysitting

December 17, 2017

NEW YORK (AP) — A Brooklyn man is facing up to 25 years in prison in connection with the 2016 shooting death of a teenage girl while she was babysitting.

The Brooklyn District Attorney’s Office said Taariq Stephens was found guilty of manslaughter Friday.

Prosecutors accused him of shooting Shemel Mercurius in May 2016 with a submachine rifle, inside an apartment where she was babysitting her cousin. She died at a hospital after being found with multiple gunshot wounds.

Stephens is scheduled to be sentenced January 16.

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