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Long Island man sentenced for killing pregnant girlfriend, leaving her body along Bayside street: DA

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Nov. 29, 2023 By Bill Parry A Long Island man got 25 years to life in prison Wednesday for killing his pregnant girlfriend and leaving her body by the side of a road in Bayside in October 2020. Goey Charles, 33, of Rochelle Court in Uniondale, was convicted by a jury on Nov. 14 of murder in the second degree for killing 29-year-old Vanessa Pierre and abandoning her lifeless body on a sidewalk. According to the charges and trial testimony, at around 2:50 a.m. on Oct. 23, 2020, Charles drove the victim’s white Dodge Challenger to a location near 216-07…
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Jamaica man charged with manslaughter as hate crime after allegedly beating Sikh man to death: DA

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Oct. 31, 2023 By Bill Parry A Jamaica man was criminally charged with manslaughter and assault as a hate crime on Oct. 31 in Queens Supreme Court in the death of 66-year-old Jasmer Singh, just two days after the Sikh community gathered at a South Richmond Hill temple in an emotional call for justice. Gilbert Augustin, 30, of 111th Avenue, was arraigned on a 20-count indictment charging him with manslaughter in the first degree as a hate crime; manslaughter in the first degree; assault in the second degree as a hate crime and a slew of other crimes after he…
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Bronx man charged with attempted murder for shooting at NYPD detective in road rage incident in northeast Queens: DA

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Oct. 25, 2023 By Bill Parry A Bronx man was criminally charged with attempted murder in Queens Supreme Court on Wednesday, Oct. 25, for shooting at an off-duty NYPD detective while driving on the Long Island Expressway in an apparent fit of road rage last month. Alexis Morillo, 40, of Hammerly Avenue in the Pelham Gardens section of the Bronx, was arraigned on a six-count indictment charging him with attempted murder in the second degree; attempted assault in the first degree; two counts of criminal possession of a weapon in the second degree; reckless driving; and unlawful fleeing a police…
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Brooklyn woman gets 13 years in prison for luring three victims to Queens locations where they were brutalized: DA

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Oct. 20, 2023 By Bill Parry A Brooklyn woman was sentenced on Oct. 19 in Queens Supreme Court to 13 years in prison on sex trafficking, kidnapping, assault and robbery charges for three 2022 incidents in which she lured victims to Queens locations for sex, then detained, assaulted and robbed them with the help of a Long Island man, according to the Queens District Attorney’s office. Destiny Lebron, 20, of North Portland Avenue in the Fort Greene section of Brooklyn, pleaded guilty on Oct. 6 to sex trafficking; promoting prostitution in the second degree; assault in the third degree; two…
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Long Island man charged with kidnapping his Queens Village girlfriend, threatening to kill her: DA

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Oct. 17, 2023 By Bill Parry A Long Island man was criminally charged with kidnapping and the unlawful imprisonment of his girlfriend in her Queens Village apartment in August, according to Queens District Attorney Melinda Katz. Herman Brightman, 30, of Branch Avenue in Central Islip, is accused of threatening his 28-year-old girlfriend with a knife…
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Upstate man sentenced for killing girlfriend, stuffing body in car left in Springfield Gardens: DA

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Sep. 28, 2023 By Bill Parry An upstate man who admitted to killing the 26-year-old mother of his two children in 2020 before stuffing her body in a car he left abandoned in Springfield Gardens, was sentenced Thursday in Queens Supreme Court to 22 years in prison. Kareem Flake, 31, of Troy, N.Y., pleaded guilty to manslaughter in the first degree in July for killing 26-year-old Destini Smothers in November 2020. Her remains were discovered four months later in the trunk of an abandoned car that belonged to Flake. According to the charges, Destini Smothers, 26, was last seen in…
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Jamaica man admits to running down estranged wife with SUV and stabbing her in front of their kids: DA

Sep. 5, 2023 By Bill Parry Jamaica resident Stephen Giraldo pleaded guilty in Queens Supreme Court on Tuesday, Sept. 5, to attempted murder charges for slamming into his estranged wife with his SUV and then stabbing her in the presence of their three children who witnessed the assault as passengers in their father’s vehicle. The mother survived the attack but has not regained consciousness since the December 2022 assault and remains under care, according to Queens District Attorney Melinda Katz. Giraldo, 36, of 144th Street in Jamaica, pleaded guilty to attempted murder before Queens Supreme Court Justice Michael Yavinsky who…
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