The New York State Supreme Court, Appellate Division Third Department upheld the 2018 murder conviction of 27-year-old Jabari K. Ashe of Brooklyn.

In 2018, a Broome County jury found Ashe guilty of Murder in the second degree, as well as Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the second degree. 

The Broome County District Attorney says Ashe shot and killed Tyquan Gumbs on April 28, 2017 behind a residence on Fayette Street in Binghamton. The office notes Ashe believed Gumbs was involved in the shooting death of Brandon Hernandez. 

In 2018, Ashe was sentenced to 25 years to life in New York State Prison, and the Appellate Division decided there was sufficient evidence for the jury to reach a guilty verdict, and the evidentiary rulings and jury instructions during the trial were proper.

“This was a long and arduous process to insure justice for Mr. Gumbs and his family. The defendant’s callous actions warrant the 25-to-life sentence, that is the maximum for this level crime in New York State,” said Michael A. Korchak, Broome County District Attorney.