Ramir Steve commandeered taxi driver Gregory Cunningham's cab radio on Christmas Eve 2007 and announced he'd just "shot the mother------."

Yesterday, he got an announcement in response:

Guilty.

After more than 15 hours of jury deliberations in Media, Steve, 20, was found guilty of first-degree murder, robbery and possession of firearms without a license.

Jurors will decide whether he deserves life in prison or the death penalty during a separate proceeding that begins tomorrow.

Assistant District Attorney James Halligan contended that Steve shot Cunningham, 42, during a botched robbery in Upper Darby.

He presented witnesses, including Steve's twin brother, Romar, who testified that they had heard Steve brag about the killing.

Defense attorney Walter Breslin tried to plant two seeds of doubt in jurors, first, suggesting that Steve's twin had committed the crime and then suggesting that it could have been an accident after a fight over cab fare.

Cunningham was found face down about 6 a.m. with a single bullet to his head in a walkway at the Park Lane East Apartment complex.

His cab was found about five blocks away from the murder scene.

Cunningham, who worked for County Cab for about two years, lived alone in Clifton Heights and was the father of a teenage daughter. *