Dozens of musical saw players will perform at Trinity Lutheran Church in Astoria on Saturday.
Bashid McLean, 23, had been planning to kill his mom for years, a relative told DNAinfo.com New York.
The jury deliberated for less than a day before convicting Jeromie Cancel, who faces possible life in prison.
Jeromie Cancel, 24, faces a maximum of life in prison if convicted at trial.
Jeromie Cancel faces up to life in prison if convicted of murdering a Pace University student in 2008.
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