A Suffolk Superior Court jury today convicted Daniel Yarde, 23, of shooting DeAndre Russ to death outside a Tremont Street party in 2012, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.
His conviction for second-degree murder means a mandatory life sentence - but with the possibility of parole.
According to the DA's office:
Yarde arrived at an after-hours party at 1050 Tremont St. where Russ was staying at that time. The two exchanged words at the party and, within an hour of Yarde’s arrival, surveillance images captured both men exiting the building.
The confrontation continued on Tremont Street where, the evidence showed, Yarde pulled out a 9mm semiautomatic handgun and fired six shots, striking Russ once in the forehead, as well as in the calf and thigh. Surveillance images then showed Yarde running from the scene with a firearm in his hand after the shooting, Higgins proved.
At the time of the murder, Yarde was out on bail on a gun charge.