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Conviction in fatal beating

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Posted: Thursday, July 31, 2014 10:30 am

A 28-year-old Fresh Meadows man has been found guilty of manslaughter in the March 2013 beating death of a man who was a patron at the Moka Nightclub and Lounge on 91st Avenue in Richmond Hill.

A jury convicted Kristian Sorbera, who lived on Parsons Boulevard, of first-degree manslaughter for the March 18, 2013 beating death of Deosarran Ramdulan, 24, of Richmond Hill.

According to the trial testimony, Sorbera was working at Moka when Ramdular was partying with a friend. The victim had argued with the defendant outside the club, but left with his friend to take a cab home just before 5 a.m.

Sorbera approached Ramdular around the corner from the club and attacked him, said Queens DA Richard Brown. After the beating, the defendant told the victim’s companion “Your friend deserved that.”

Ramdular suffered extensive injuries including a broken neck and eye socket. He was hospitalized and placed on a ventilator. He died a week later and his death was classified as a homicide.

Sorbera will be sentenced on Aug. 28, 2014, and faces up to 25 years in prison.

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