A federal jury this week convicted Jaquan Casanova of tampering with a witness by attempting to kill him, which could net him up to 30 years in prison, the US Attorney's office in Boston reports.
Casanova proved a poor shot and his target survived.
The two had been involved in a multi-state prostitution ring with a third man, Raymond Jeffreys, also of Dorchester. Jeffreys became convinced that the other man was talking to the feds after he was arrested in New Jersey on federal sex-trafficking charges and got Casanova to shoot him as he sat in a car at Draper and Westville streets in Dorchester, in April, 2013.
Jeffreys was sentenced to 30 years in prison in May of this year, after pleading guilty to tampering with a witness by attempting to kill him, lying to a federal agent and sex trafficking.
Casanova will be sentenced on Sept. 14.