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Two Paterson men guilty of 2016 murder

By Jonathan Greene
Published: December 18, 2018

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A pair of city men were found guilty of killing 29-year-old Cosmeik Gee in a shooting on 12th Avenue in 2016.

Jamal Wade, 34, and Gyasi Allen, 29, were found guilty of first-degree murder, conspiracy to commit murder, and second-degree unlawful possession of a weapon, and possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose.

After a day of deliberations, a jury convicted both men on Monday, according to the Passaic County Prosecutor’s Office.

Wade was additionally convicted of third-degree receiving stolen property and Allen of fourth-degree unlawful taking of means of conveyance, authorities said.

Jury selection for the trial commenced on October 25. Trial started on November 26.

Prosecutors presented evidence at the trial that on September 30, 2016 Allen shot and killed Gee as he entered his Chevrolet Camaro on 12th Avenue and East 23rd Street.

Wade acted as an accomplice during the homicide by driving a stolen Audi, authorities told the jury.

Wade and Allen each face more than 30 years in state prison. Both were remanded to the Passaic County Jail. Sentencing is scheduled for February 6, 2019.


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