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Gunman pleads guilty in newlywed’s death

Rabia Mohammed was shot in robbery

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Posted: Thursday, June 6, 2013 10:30 am | Updated: 10:41 am, Thu Jun 13, 2013.

A teenager has pleaded guilty to first-degree manslaughter and related robbery charges in connection with the shooting death of a Jamaica newlywed in March 2011.

Ian Green, 19, also of Jamaica, pleaded guilty on May 28 in the death of Rabia Mohammed, 23, whom Green shot in a street robbery in front of her husband, according to the office of Queens District Attorney Richard Brown.

Mohammed and her husband had been married five months.

“The defendant has admitted his guilt in four robberies that occurred over an 11-day period and also admitted to causing the death of one of his victims, who was just starting a new chapter of her life when she was senselessly gunned down,” Brown said.

“His actions have caused a great deal of pain and inconsolable loss to the victim’s husband and family,” Brown added.

Green also pleaded guilty to four counts of first-degree robbery and one count of second-degree criminal possession of a weapon.

He faces 25 years in prison when sentenced by Queens Supreme Court Justice Richard Buchter on June 17.

Mohammed and her husband were walking on 204th Street at about 8:30 p.m. when they were approached from behind by Green and three other men — Tiyquon Hodges, 18, of Jamaica; Corey Brown, 19, of Brooklyn; and Rohan Hankerson, 21, also of Jamaica.

Two of the men allegedly threw her husband to the ground while another ordered Mohammed to hand over her purse and grabbed for it.

During the struggle, Mohammed screamed, after which Green pulled out a silver 9 mm pistol and fired one bullet into her chest.

The District Attorney’s Office said that Hodges, Brown and Hankerson all are awaiting trial on charges that include second-degree murder for their alleged involvement in Mohammed’s shooting and death.

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