Brooklyn District Eric Gonzalez announced on Tuesday that a former Brooklyn resident and Trinidad and Tobago national has been convicted of two counts of murder for shooting to death his sister and former girlfriend in July 2002.
Gonzalez said Andre Neverson, 57, then fled Brooklyn and remained at large until his arrest in Bridgeport, Conn. in 2018.
“For almost 20 years, the family and friends of Patricia Neverson and Donna Davis have waited for this defendant to be brought to justice,” Gonzalez said.
“This verdict ensures that this defendant will no longer threaten public safety in our communities, and, hopefully, brings a small measure of solace to the victims’ loved ones,” he added.
Gonzalez said Neverson was convicted on Monday of two counts of second-degree murder and one count of second-degree criminal possession of a weapon following a jury trial before Brooklyn Supreme Court Justice Danny Chun.
Neverson will be sentenced on Jan. 31, 2022, at which time he faces up to 50 years to life in prison, Gonzalez said.
He said that, according to the evidence, on Jul. 8, 2002, Neverson fatally shot his older sister, Patricia Neverson, 39, in her Crown Heights, Brooklyn home following an ongoing dispute between them.
“She was shot in the head and body and was found later that same night,” Gonzalez said.
Later that day, at around 6:20 p.m., he said Neverson picked up his former girlfriend, Donna Davis, 38, at Audrey Cohen College in Queens.
“After she got in his minivan, she was never seen again, until, according to the evidence, her body was found dumped in an empty lot in East New York, Brooklyn, with a gunshot wound to her head,” the district attorney said.
“Neverson fled Brooklyn, but was apprehended on September 4, 2018, in Bridgeport, Conn. by the US Marshals Service and returned to Brooklyn,” he added.