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Far Rockaway man gets 19 years in fatal 2020 shooting inside Rufus King Park in Jamaica: DA


Oct. 23, 2023 By Bill Parry A Far Rockaway man was sentenced on Oct. 23 in Queens Supreme Court to 19 years in prison in a 2020 fatal shooting during a marijuana deal gone bad inside Rufus King Park in Jamaica. Torren King, 20, of Beach 47th Street, pleaded guilty in July to manslaughter in the first degree in the October 2020 shooting. He also pleaded guilty to criminal possession of a weapon in the second degree in an unrelated incident, admitting to firing a gun in Jamaica in June 2021. According to the charges, on the afternoon of Oct….
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Downtown Jamaica Jazz Festival returns with free programming at Rufus King Park

May. 1, 2023 By Carlotta Mohamed The Downtown Jamaica Jazz Festival, known for presenting legendary jazz artists and providing a platform to emerging musicians, is returning this year with free programming for the community at Rufus King Park.  The festival begins Friday, May 19, at 6:30 p.m. with an opening reception and performances at the…
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