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Intentional crash killed driver: DA

Waurd Demolaire, 25, of 207 East 91st St. in Brooklyn, was involved in an accident that killed 71-year-old Alice Ross of Bayside back on March 22, 2003 in front of 82-51 Commonwealth Blvd., Brown said.Ross lost control of her 1985 Buick and was killed after she struck a tree, according to the DA."Driven by financial greed, the defendant totally ignored public safety and became a hazard on the roads by turning his automobile into a weapon and purposely hit another car," Brown said. After the two-week trial, the jury deliberated for 6 1/2 hours over two days before finding Demolaire guilty of manslaughter and conspiracy in Ross's death, according to Brown.Demolaire's sentencing is scheduled for March 20 -nearly three years to the day of the accidentÐ as set by Queens Supreme Court Justice Michael Aloise. Demolaire faces up to 15 years in prison.Citing trial testimony, the DA said Demolaire, an unindicted co-conspirator and two accomplices planned to get into an accident with another car so they could collect insurance money. Two days after the incident, the district attorney said Demolaire ironically was seriously injured when he was walking on Winthrop Avenue in the Flatbush section of Brooklyn when a 1985 Buick hit him Ð the same model and date of the vehicle Ross was driving when she was killed.Reach reporter Howard Koplowitz by e-mail at or by phone at 718-229-0300, Ext. 173

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