Killer Cousins Sentenced to 25-to-life For 2015 Murder

By Christina Carrega

A pair of cousins may spend the rest of their lives behind bars after they were convicted for shooting a Bronx man to death after a party.

Neon Osouna and Brandon Williams were sentenced to 25 years to life in prison by Queens Supreme Court Justice Michael Aloise on Thursday for the murder of Donald Reed on Dec. 26, 2015.

“This was a senseless killing during what should have been a festive holiday season. A 35-year-old father was gunned down early in the morning on a residential street,” said Queens District Attorney Richard A. Brown. "The defendants in this case were convicted of murder and have been sentenced to a lengthy term of incarceration for this deadly shooting.”

Osouna, 38, was the owner of the Smoke Shop on Guy R. Brewer Boulevard and Williams, 37, was a bouncer where 35-year-old Reed attended a party with friends.

After Reed left the club, he went to a bodega nearby where Osouna and Williams engaged in a shootout, prosecutors said. During the gunfire exchange, Reed was hit four times and died from his injuries.