A Flushing man was convicted of second-degree murder Aug. 6 for stabbing an acquaintance and then throwing him off a roof back in 1995, Queens District Attorney Richard Brown reported.
Andrew Caballero, 39, formerly of 43-43 Kissena Blvd., the site of the killing, faces up to 25 years in prison for the slaying of 21-year-old Jason Kollman. Caballero is due to be sentenced Sept. 10.
“Murder cases may grow cold but they are never closed until justice is served,” Brown said in a prepared statement. “Thanks to the determined efforts of police and prosecutors in this case and the emergence of new evidence that day has finally come — nearly twenty years after the victim was brutally murdered. Having been convicted of the crime, the defendant will now face the consequences of his actions by spending a lengthy time behind bars.”
The killing took place at about 8 p.m. on Feb. 1, 1995, when Caballero stabbed Kollman several times about the neck, chest and back and pushed him off the roof. The defendant was convicted in a jury trial.