A Suffolk Superior Court jury today acquitted Lakeisha Gadson of charges of involuntary manslaughter, reckless endangerment of a child, improper storage of a firearm and unlawful possession of a firearm, but did find her guilty of misleading a police officer following the death of her son in 2007.
Suffolk County prosecutors had charged Gadson - and another, older son - shared the blame for the death of Liquarry at the hands of a seven-year-old cousin as they played on June 24, 2007, because they stored the loaded gun in an unlocked dresser in the room where the two boys played. And, prosecutors charged, they lied repeatedly to investigating officers about the circumstances of Liquarry's death, initially blaming it on intruders in hoodies.
Her older son, Jayquan McConnico, pleaded guilty to manslaughter charges in 2008. A juvenile, he will be in DYS custody until he turns 21 in three years.