| Man convicted in killing of Muslim cleric and his assistant

New York — A New York City man has been convicted of first-degree murder for the broad daylight killings of a Muslim cleric and his assistant.

Queens District Attorney Richard A Brown says Oscar Morel was convicted on Friday.

Imam Maulana Akonjee and Thara Uddin were shot as they walked home following prayers in August 2016.

Prosecutors did not present a motive.

Morel faces life in prison without the possibility of parole when he’s sentenced April 18.

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