NY1 At 20: 2000 Report Captures Aftermath Of Wendy's Massacre In Flushing
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On May 24, 2000, five employees of a Wendy's restaurant in Flushing, Queens were shot to death execution-style in a massacre that shocked the city. NY1's Gigi Stone reported the following day on the aftermath of the tragedy.
NY1 FOLLOW-UP: Joaquione Johnson did pull through and survive the shooting. Triggermen John Taylor and Craig Godineaux were arrested less than two days after the murders. In 2001, Godineaux was sentenced to life in prison. In 2002, Taylor was sentenced to death, but in 2007 the state Court of Appeals vacated the death penalty sentence and re-sentenced him to life in prison without parole.