A New York City nightclub employee has pleaded guilty to murdering a woman on the rooftop of the club during Lil Kim's 2008 birthday celebration in.
Employee Syed Rahman pleaded guilty to murder yesterday (February 2).
An employee at a Times Square karaoke club pleaded guilty Tuesday to beating a patron to death on the roof of the venue while a birthday celebration for rapper Lil' Kim was underway. Prosecutors charge Syed Rahman attacked 24-year-old Ingrid Rivera with a steel pipe and slashed her throat during the party at Spotlight Live. (WPIX)
Reports suggest victim Rivera was kicked out of Lil Kim's birthday bash for being too intoxicated.
Cops said Rahman, 24, helped get the 24-year-old Queens woman back into the since-shuttered Spotlight Live after she'd been tossed out for being too drunk. He lured her up to the roof by asked her to "come take a walk with me." Then he "savagely and viciously" bludgeoned her with a steel pipe after she rejected his advances. He slashed her throat and left her lying in a pool of blood on the roof, authorities said. Her body was discovered two days later. (New York Post)
An attorney for Rivera's family has addressed the guilty verdict.
"Nothing will ever bring back her daughter back ... [but] this means she doesn't have to go through the pain of a trial," said Steven Rothberg, a lawyer for the victim's mom. (New York Daily News)
He will reportedly be sentenced to time behind bars beginning next month.
Rahman told police he was on the elevator with the woman and hit her with a steel pole. He then cut her across the neck and killed her, authorities said. He is expected to receive 20 years to life in prison at his sentencing on March 16. (DNA Info) (thx to perfect1)