Nassau County District Attorney: Glen Cove Man Sentenced To Life In Prison For Murdering Coworker At Repair Shop

September 23, 2021

Lawrence Grammer was convicted in June for shooting Bashir ‘Bobby’ Ward in the back again of the head in 2018

Lawrence Grammer was convicted in June for taking pictures Bashir ‘Bobby’ Ward in the back of the head in 2018

MINEOLA, NY – Acting District Lawyer for Nassau County Joyce A. Smith declared that a Glen Cove man was sentenced to 25 years in jail immediately after being convicted in June 2018 in the shooting of his colleague at a auto repair service shop in Glen Kopf.

Lawrence Grammer, 74, was convicted by jury on June 3, 2021 of next degree murder (an AI crime) and the criminal possession of a next diploma weapon (a C violent crime). The defendant turned 25 now. Sentenced to existence in jail right before Choose Howard Sturim.

“Bashir ‘Bobby’ Ward was properly executed when that defendant approached him from driving and mercilessly shot him in the back of the head at close variety, killing him,” explained performing prosecutor Smith. “Grammer took the lifestyle of a male following a compact argument and will now sit in jail for a long time to pay out for his crime.”

In accordance to the indictment, Lawrence Grammer shot and killed his worker Bashir ‘Bobby’ Ward, 35, on August 4, 2018 at around 11:20 a.m. at the Citgo fuel station / D&R Car Products and services in Glen Head.

The defendant, who was 71 many years old at the time of the crime, experienced been utilized as a mechanic in the workshop for all-around 15 decades. The day just before the murder, Grammer and a 3rd worker got into an argument over fuel station receipts. Ward intervened, and Grammer and Ward’s argument became physical, and Ward pushed Grammer to the floor.

The future day, the deceased was working on a carry on a customer’s jeep even though the defendant was working on his personal car, a Dodge Durango. Grammer took a gun from his motor vehicle, walked more than to Ward, shot him as soon as in the back again of the head from considerably less than half a meter away, and still left the place for a brief time.

Grammer known as 911 and advised the dispatcher, “I just killed a person,” and that the murder weapon was in the seat of a Toyota. He returned to the shop a couple minutes later on and was arrested. The gun was recovered in a Toyota Rav4 parked at the close of the avenue and registered to the defendant’s son.

Tracy Keeton, Senior Litigation Counsel with the Murder Bureau, is pursuing the situation. The defendant is represented by Joseph Lo Piccolo, Esq.

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