A Suffolk Superior Court yesterday convicted Deonarine Ganga, 31, of first-degree murder for the shooting death of Joey DeBarros, 21, in a fit of rage over a traffic-related argument on Gallivan Boulevard in April, 2017, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.
Barring a successful appeal or a pardon from the governor, the verdict means Ganga will spend the rest of his life in prison without the possibility of parole.
According to the DA's office:
During about a week of testimony, Assistant District Attorneys John Verner and Kathryn Leary introduced evidence and testimony proving that Ganga fired multiple shots from the passenger’s seat of a Chrysler 200, killing DeBarros, after a chance encounter and verbal exchange in traffic near the intersection of Gallivan Boulevard and Granite Avenue.
From eyewitness reports, video footage, and other evidence, Boston Police homicide detectives identified the car from which Ganga fired the fatal rounds. That soon led to Ganga himself, who matched the physical and clothing description of the gunman. Cell tower records placed him at the scene at the time of the shooting. A search warrant executed at his residence yielded home security footage of him with a rigid, angular object - which prosecutors argued was the murder weapon - in his pants pocket about half an hour after the shooting. A search warrant there yielded an open box of PMZ .40 caliber ammunition that was identical to a spent shell casing found in the car.
Ganga was arrested for the murder at a Suffolk County jail, where he was sitting in lieu of bail following his arraignment on charges he racked a gun during an argument on Dorchester Avenue.