nightclub bouncer Darryl Littlejohn has been convicted
of kidnapping a college student.
Thursday's conviction leaves the 44-year-old facing a
maximum of 25 years to life in prison. He also faces a
murder trial in the headline-making 2006 killing of
Imette St. Guillen (ih-MET' saynt GEE'-yen).
In the kidnapping case, authorities said Littlejohn
posed as a police officer and handcuffed York College
student Shanai Woodward as she walked home from classes
in Queens in October 2005.
They say he forced her into his van's back seat, and she
jumped out of the moving van to escape.
Defense lawyer Jason Russo says
Littlejohn maintains his innocence and plans to appeal.
Russo says Littlejohn got an unfair trial because of
news reports about St. Guillen's killing.