RIVERHEAD, N.Y. — A Long Island man has been convicted in the execution-style slaying of his business partner in the parking lot of a Korean restaurant.
A Suffolk County jury on Tuesday found Nesconset (nes-CAHN'-seht) resident Ronald Thornton guilty of murder and conspiracy in the October 2008 death of attorney James DiMartino, a married father of four young girls.
Thornton also was convicted of plotting to kidnap the daughter of co-defendant Monique Randall to prevent her from testifying against him.
Randall has pleaded guilty to recruiting two men to kill DiMartino for $8,000. The two men are awaiting trial on murder and conspiracy charges.
District Attorney Thomas Spota (SPOH'-tah) says he'll recommend life in prison without parole when Thornton is sentenced next month.
Thornton has denied the accusations against him.