Man accused in fatal gas station robbery spree found guilty

Joshua Golson-Orelus was accused of 10 gas station robberies and the murder of gas station attendant Hany Awad in January 2015.

Joshua Golson-Orelus was accused of 10 gas station robberies and the murder of gas station attendant Hany Awad in January 2015. (2/15/17)

MINEOLA - The man accused of killing a Nassau gas station attendant during a six-month robbery spree in Nassau County has been found guilty on all 17 counts against him.

Joshua Golson-Orelus was accused of 10 gas station robberies and the murder of gas station attendant Hany Awad in January 2015.

Prosecutors in the trial closed their arguments Tuesday with a video of what they said was a confession the defendant gave to his family after his arrest.

Assistant District Attorney Michael Walsh also reminded jurors that police were able to track the New Cassel man because of a GPS device that was in some of the money taken from a Citgo gas station.

Jurors who spoke with News 12 said that the taped confession was a tipping point in their decision.

Golson-Orelus' defense attorney had no comment on the decision.

He will be sentenced on March 27. Golson-Orelus faces life without the possibility of parole.

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