Teen found guilty in assault that injured NYPD detective from LI

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The teen who seriously injured an NYPD detective from North Baldwin has been convicted.

Justin Murrella, 17, of Brooklyn, was convicted of first-degree assault on Monday. However, Murrella was acquitted of the more serious attempted murder charge.

Prosecutors say Murrella sped away in a stolen car dragging Det. Dalsh Veve for several blocks.

The 2017 incident in Brooklyn left the detective with brain damage and needing 24-hour care.

Murrella faces up to 10 years in prison when he's sentenced in January.

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