Jury convicts getaway driver in NJ mall shooting

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) -- The getaway driver in a deadly carjacking at an upscale New Jersey mall has been found guilty of murder.

Basim Henry was convicted of all counts against him Friday.

Prosecutors say Henry was among four men involved in the December 2013 carjacking and fatal shooting of Dustin Friedland at The Mall At Short Hills in Millburn.

Friedland's wife had testified about seeing her husband gunned down in front of her.

The defense had argued that Henry wasn't responsible for the shooter's actions.

But prosecutors said Henry "knew force was necessary" to get the couple's Range Rover.

Henry's was the first trial stemming from the carjacking.

Copyright 2017 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Up Next:


Up Next

  • Jury convicts getaway driver in NJ mall shooting
  • Coyotes surround dog walker in New Jersey town
  • Three arrested after violence on Georgia Tech's campus
  • HURRICANE IRMA: Man claims United States Government is neglecting its own people in the Caribbean
  • HAMILTON HAZING INCIDENTS: 6th victim reportedly comes forward
  • Large tree traps elderly couple inside home
  • New heart gives Georgia two-year old a second chance at life
  • Lady Gaga postpones European leg of world tour due to fibromyalgia
  • Police pursuit of stolen SUV pulling a trailer at high speeds
  • Mattis: No need yet to shoot down North Korea's missiles