Daniel Everett Sentenced to 32 Years to Life in Prison for 2008 Murder Following Trial Conviction

Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance, Jr., today announced the sentencing of DANIEL EVERRET, 20, to 32 years to life in prison. On March 27, 2012, the defendant was convicted by a jury in New York State Supreme Court on all of the charges in the indictment: Murder in the Second Degree, Assault in the First Degree, and Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the Second Degree, for firing seven shots into a crowd in 2008, killing 13-year-old Scotty Scott and injuring two others.

“The defendant fired seven shots wildly, recklessly, and with a sheer disregard for life into a crowd,” said District Attorney Vance. “He waved his arm from side to side, spraying people with bullets. As a result of this senseless gang violence, a young life was lost, two people were seriously wounded, and a neighborhood will never be the same.

“My heart goes out to the mother of Scotty Scott. I would also like to commend the bravery of the witnesses who came forward at great personal risk to testify at trial, despite the defendant’s efforts to prevent them from doing so. This case reached a successful conclusion thanks to the determination of the law enforcement personnel that refused to close the books on this case.”

As proven at trial, at approximately 7:30 p.m. on September 5, 2008, an argument erupted between members of two of Manhattan’s violent criminal street gangs – the Lenox Boys and 2MF (“2 Mafia Family” or 2DEEP) – on opposite sides of 7th Avenue at the corner of West 144th Street. The argument escalated into a fight between the rival gang members. EVERRET, a member of 2MF, retrieved a 9-millimeter semi-automatic weapon that belonged to the gang as a whole, and fired seven shots in the direction of approximately 15-20 Lenox Boys, 2MF members, and their young followers and associates, who had gathered to watch or take part in the fight. Two bullets pierced Scott’s heart, lungs, liver, and leg; he died at the scene.

A second victim, who was 18 years old at the time of the shooting and a member of 2 MF, was struck in his knee, which fractured his leg. A bullet fired by the defendant also grazed the head of a third victim, a Lenox Boy who was 16 at the time of the shooting, causing bleeding to his brain. He survived.

District Attorney Vance thanked Assistant District Attorneys Dafna Yoran and N. David Neeman for prosecuting this case, under the supervision of Assistant District Attorneys William Darrow, Chief of Trial Bureau 70; and Assistant District Attorney John Irwin, Deputy Chief of the Trial Division. Trial Preparation Assistant Kathleen Coulson also assisted with the case.
District Attorney Vance also thanked the members of the NYPD’s 32nd Precinct Squad, especially Detectives Christopher Killen and Mike Langella.

Defendant Information:

DANIEL EVERRET, D.O.B. 6/22/1991
New York, N.Y.

Convicted:

Murder in the Second Degree, a class B felony, one count
Assault in the First Degree, a class B felony, two counts
Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the Second Degree, a class C felony, two counts

Sentenced:

32 years to life

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