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Party Crasher O’Neil Mairs Charged With Murder of Party Hostess Avalisa Morris in St. Albans


A 23-year-old St. Albans man accused of crashing a surprise birthday party at 4 a.m. Sunday on 119th Road, around the corner from his house, has been charged with murder.

Cops and family told the Daily News that O’Neil Mairs fired shots through a door after host Avalisa Morris, 26, helped toss him out and keep him out. Witnesses and cops say Mairs had crashed the party to confront a woman in some other dispute. Then the really bad stuff started happening.

From the Daily News account:

While in the middle of an argument, Mairs got booted from the party. Morris, who works in a Queens bank, made sure Mairs and others involved in the argument didn’t get back inside.

“She was at the door, and the people that were fighting went outside,” said her cousin, Larrissa Whyte, who was at the party. “She closed the door, and she was standing by the door to make sure that they didn’t come back in.”

Furious over getting the boot, cops said Mairs fired at least two rounds through the closed door, police said. Morris was hit in the head and the abdomen. She fell to the floor and died.

Morris lived at 189-06 114 Drive, Queens. She had been at the house on 119th Road all day, preparing food for the birthday bash.


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