Bouncer Convicted of Kicking Clubgoer to Death in Richmond Hill

By Ewa Kern-Jedrychowska on July 25, 2014 2:49pm 

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 Kristian Sorbera was found guilty of manslaughter in the March 18, 2013, beating death of a clubgoer in Richmond Hill, Queens.  
Queens Bouncer Convicted of Manslaughter in Clubgoer Death
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QUEENS — A nightclub bouncer was convicted of manslaughter for punching and brutally kicking a clubgoer who later died, Queens District Attorney Richard Brown said Friday.

Kristian Sorbera, 28, is scheduled to be sentenced on Aug. 28 and faces up to 25 years in prison, according to the DA's office.

On Wednesday, a jury found Sorbera guilty of the beating death of Deosarran Ramdular, 24, an air conditioning technician, during an incident that took place on March 18 last year about 4:45 a.m. outside Moka Night Club & Lounge on 91st Avenue in Richmond Hill.

Ramdular died a couple of days later after his family took him off life support.

Brown said in a statement that Ramdular had argued with Sorbera outside the club, but then left with a friend to take a cab home.

Sorbera, according to trial testimony, approached Ramdular around the corner from the club and attacked him. He “punched the victim once, knocking him to the ground and brutally kicked the Queens man in the face and head, causing brain death,” Brown said.

After the beating, according to Brown, Sorbera told Ramdular's companion that “your friend deserved that.”

Sorbera's lawyer, Angelo MacDonald, said Friday he was "disappointed with the verdict."

The bouncer's attorneys argued that Sorbera was attacked by the victim who had been tossed from the club for raucous behavior earlier in the evening.

"It was a hard-fought fight and we felt that there was reasonable doubt ... but the jury obviously did not agree with us," said MacDonald.

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