Published On: Wed, Jul 8th, 2015

Chimar Gordon murder case: Quan Soyini guilty, faces 80 years in prison

A Hartford man has been convicted of aiding his brother in the 2013 murder of a man who was shot and killed in a Connecticut charter school parking lot.

A Superior Court jury found Quan Soyini, 39, guilty of conspiracy to commit murder and being an accessory to murder in connection to the shooting death of Chimar Gordon in 2013.

Kunta Soyini, 36, is already serving a 35-year-prison term for the shooting death Gordon and prosecutors were successful in showing that Quan helped his brother hunt down Gordon on the day of the murder.

Gordon had robbed the marijuana selling Quan Soyini a month earlier and this was a revenge killing, prosecutor John Foley put forthin closing arguments, summarizing details from the case.

Defense attorney William Gerace argued that his client played no role in the killing, blaiming only Kunta Soyini, whom he described as “the crazy brother with the itchy trigger finger.”
He also highlighted the testimony of Kunta Soyini, who said his brother did not ask him to kill Gordon, that he killed Gordon on his own and that he snapped when he confronted Gordon.

Fahey countered that when Kunta Soyini testified at the trial and minimized his brother’s role in the killing, he was trying to protect his brother.

Quan Soyini faces up to 80 years in prison when he’s sentenced by Judge Hunchu Kwak in September.

Quan Soyini

Quan Soyini

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