The last accomplice in a St. Paul double homicide was convicted Monday night for his role in the crime.

Jurors in Ramsey County District Court convicted Ronald L. Conway, 31, of St. Paul, of two counts of aiding and abetting second-degree murder without intent and one count of aiding and abetting second-degree murder with intent.

Jurors acquitted Conway of two counts of aiding and abetting first-degree murder and one count of aiding abetting second-degree murder with intent.

Conway was one of three men charged in the March 22 fatal shootings of Nicholas Bennett Tousley, 30, and Dominque Charles Moss, 23. They bled to death from gunshot wounds to the back near the Midway Motel on the 900 block of Snelling Avenue.

Cass Cordel Oneal, the shooter, and Eric John Benner, the getaway driver, have already pleaded guilty to their roles in the crime. Both are scheduled to be sentenced in January.

According to the criminal complaint: Benner told police that Tousley was a methamphetamine supplier and that Conway was a dealer. The three defendants in the case went to the motel to collect $1,000 that Conway believed Tousley had stolen from him.

Benner knocked on the door of the room where Tousley and others were gathered. The other assailants hid around the corner. Benner told police that when the door opened, the men converged on the door and shots were fired.

Conway told police that a man known as “Black” fired the shots. Police later identified Oneal as the shooter.

Conway is scheduled to be sentenced on Feb. 8.

 

Chao Xiong