Times Square Karaoke Bar Employee Pleads Guilty to Rooftop Murder

By Shayna Jacobs on February 2, 2010 7:05pm | Updated on February 3, 2010 7:14am

Syed Rahman (r.) is escorted to a car by police after being arrested on Aug. 7, 2008 for allegedly killing a patron of the popular Times Squares karaoke club Spotlight.
Syed Rahman (r.) is escorted to a car by police after being arrested on Aug. 7, 2008 for allegedly killing a patron of the popular Times Squares karaoke club Spotlight.
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By Shayna Jacobs

DNAinfo Reporter/Producer

MANHATTAN SUPREME COURT — A karaoke bar employee accused of slashing a woman's throat after Lil' Kim's birthday party in Times Square pleaded guilty to murder on Tuesday.

Syed Rahman, 24, was charged with bludgeoning Ingrid Rivera, also 24, of Queens, on the rooftop of the popular Times Square karaoke club Spotlight Live after consuming shots of Patron tequila on Aug. 4, 2008, according to reports from the incident.

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.

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