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Manhattan man to be sentenced in hit-run death in Bay Shore

Edwin Gutierrez, 49, of Manhattan, was found guilty

Edwin Gutierrez, 49, of Manhattan, was found guilty on Aug. 2 of two counts of second-degree murder and is scheduled to be sentenced on Sept. 7, 2016, according to prosecutors. Credit: SCPD

State Supreme Court Justice William Condon is scheduled to sentence a Manhattan man on Wednesday who was convicted last month of fatally running over a man while stealing his car outside a North Bay Shore convenience store.

Edwin Gutierrez, 49, of West 156th Street, was found guilty on Aug. 2 of two counts of second-degree murder — one with depraved indifference, the other while committing another felony — in the death of Dionel Ramirez, 69, of North Amityville at a 7-Eleven in November 2014. He was also convicted of first-degree robbery and third-degree attempted grand larceny.

Prosecutors said that Gutierrez leaped into a car that Ramirez had left open and idling as the victim entered the Pine Aire Drive store to retrieve day-old baked goods for a food pantry.

Gutierrez ran over Ramirez during the heist, fleeing and evading capture until Suffolk homicide squad detectives and the regional United States Marshals fugitive task force arrested him a week later. Condon’s court in Riverhead opens at 9:30 a.m., officials said.

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