Bronx DA: Restaurant Owner Sentenced to 20 Years in Prison for Fatally Shooting Man Outside Bronx Establishment


Defendant Convicted of Killing Former Employee’s Husband in Money Dispute

          Bronx District Attorney Darcel D. Clark today announced that a Westchester man has been sentenced to 20 years in prison for fatally shooting a man outside his restaurant in the Allerton section of the Bronx over a money dispute.

        District Attorney Clark said, “The defendant, a restaurant owner, shot his former employee’s husband when they went to pick up her paycheck. The defendant took a life because of a disagreement over money. He will now spend many years in prison for his actions.”

         District Attorney Clark said the defendant, Kenton Connerly, 52, of Port Chester, N.Y., was sentenced today to 20 years in prison and five years’ post-release supervision by Bronx Supreme Court Justice Alvin Yearwood. The defendant was found guilty by a jury of first-degree Manslaughter and two counts of Criminal Possession of a Weapon on December 13, 2019.

According to the investigation, on the evening of September 29, 2017, the victim, Lorenzo Daley, 29, went to the defendant’s restaurant, “Simply Seafood” located on 2542B White Plains Road, with his wife, a former employee, to retrieve her paycheck. An altercation erupted between Connerly and Daley, and Daley and his wife stepped outside of the restaurant and the defendant followed with a gun. Connerly pistol-whipped Daley in the head and the firearm went off once, striking the victim in the neck. Daley was taken to Jacobi Medical Center where he was pronounced dead a couple of hours after the incident.

The case was prosecuted by Assistant District Attorney John Miras, Counsel in the Homicide Bureau, and Assistant District Attorney Sharif Hannan of the Tax and Organizational Fraud Unit, under the supervision of Christine Scaccia, Chief of the Homicide Bureau, and under the overall supervision of James Brennan, Deputy Chief of the Trial Division, and Theresa Gottlieb, Chief of the Trial Division. District Attorney Clark thanked Laura Ramirez, Advocate in her Crime Victims Assistance Unit, and NYPD Detective Robert Cintron of the 49th Precinct for their assistance in the case.

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