Providence man found guilty of 2021 murder

Providence police shared this booking photo of Johnny Xaykosy.

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE) — The Rhode Island Attorney General’s office announced Monday that a Providence man was found guilty of murder.

After a weeklong trial, the court determined 32-year-old Johnny Xaykosy shot and killed Nickolas DiPanni, 31, of Smithfield on Indiana Avenue.

Police said he shot DiPanni twice from his car after an argument regarding a drug deal.

Xaykosy was found guilty of second degree murder and discharging a firearm while committing a crime of violence resulting in death.

Court records show Xaykosy previously pleaded guilty to carrying a pistol without a license and possession by a prohibited person.

He is currently being held without bail at the Adult Correctional Institutions.

His sentencing is to be scheduled for a later date.

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