Callicut convicted in Bailey murder

A jury has found De Von Callicut guilty in the 2008 murder of UAlbany student Richard Bailey. Callicut was convicted on four counts: first-degree murder, attempted robbery, weapons possession and robbery. [TU] [WNYT]

Sentencing is scheduled for February. Callicut faces life in prison without parole because of the first-degree murder conviction. [CBS6] [AP/Troy Record]

A handful of media reports have mentioned that many people in the court room -- Callicut's family, Bailey's family, jurors -- were crying after the verdict. [YNN]

Every thing about this story is unbelievably sad. Bailey was 22-years-old, a senior in college who planned to become a police officer after graduating. Callicut, and the two men who admitted to being lookouts to the crime, were just teens. One of the lookouts -- King Modest -- was apparently a kid with a lot of potential. [Metroland]

Bailey was shot in the head during a robbery attempt the evening of October 20, 2008 in Albany's Pine Hills neighborhood. Callicut apparently was looking to steal money in an attempt to make up for gambling losses. [Daily Gazette]

Comments

Oh my god, I remember that Metroland article. I didn't realize that was the same kid. What an awful letdown.
I agree that everything about this is terrible. I want to say something cliche, like "what's wrong with the world," but somehow that just doesn't suffice.

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