QUEENS MAN SENTENCED TO 19 YEARS IN PRISON IN STABBING DEATH OF HIS WIFE

Queens District Attorney Melinda Katz announced today that Jawad Hussain, 60, has been sentenced to 19 years in prison for fatally stabbing his wife and injuring his daughter in January 2019. District Attorney Katz said, “In pleading guilty, the defendant has now admitted to the stabbing rampage that killed his wife. This brutal outburst also…

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Your Weekly Update – March 25, 2022

This week marked a historic moment with the confirmation hearings for Ketanji Brown Jackson, who was nominated to serve on the United States Supreme Court by President Joe Biden. Judge Jackson – an American lawyer and jurist who served as a federal judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals and is also the Former Vice…

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OZONE PARK WOMAN AND JUVENILE CHARGED WITH ATTEMPTED MURDER FOR KNIFE ATTACK NEAR JOHN ADAMS HIGH SCHOOL

Queens District Attorney Melinda Katz announced today that Jamia Dean, 20, and a sixteen-year-old juvenile have been charged with attempted murder, assault and other crimes for allegedly hitting and stabbing two teenagers on Rockaway Boulevard on March 15, 2022. The teens sought refuge inside John Adams High School. District Attorney Katz said, “This defendant and…

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MANHATTAN MAN SENTENCED TO PRISON FOR 2020 ROBBERY AND HATE CRIME

Queens District Attorney Melinda Katz announced today that Kevin Carroll, 39, has been sentenced to 18 years-to-life in prison after a jury convicted the Manhattan resident of robbery and aggravated harassment, a hate crime. District Attorney Katz said, “Our Office successfully prosecuted the defendant after he targeted a man waiting for a train at the…

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TWO QUEENS MEN INDICTED FOR SEX TRAFFICKING TEENAGE GIRLS

Queens District Attorney Melinda Katz announced today that Mario Serrano and Shaquille Lopez, both 23, have been indicted by a Queens County grand jury and arraigned in Supreme Court. Both men – acting independently of one another – allegedly trafficked the same two teenage girls between November 2021 and February 2022. District Attorney Katz said,…

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QUEENS MAN BUSTED FOR BOGUS UNION MEMBERSHIP CASH CON

Queens District Attorney Melinda Katz announced today that Jofre Ortega, 54, has been charged with grand larceny and other crimes for allegedly conning people eager to join the Mason Tenders Local 79 Union that he offered memberships for cash – even though he did not have the authority to do so. District Attorney Katz said,…

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QUEENS MAN PLEADS GUILTY TO MANSLAUGHTER FOR STABBING WOMAN TO DEATH IN 2020

Queens District Attorney Melinda Katz announced today that Edwin Sarmiento, 31, has pleaded guilty to manslaughter in the first degree for stabbing a 30-year-old woman to death in February 2020. District Attorney Katz said, “The defendant has now admitted to the brutal slaying of a young woman. The victim was stabbed with at least two…

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Your Weekly Update – March 11, 2022

This week marks National Consumer Protection Week, a time to spread awareness about trending scams and fraudulent activity and help consumers understand their rights… (continued)

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MARYLAND RESIDENT CHARGED WITH 336 COUNTS OF CRIMINAL POSSESSION OF A WEAPON AND OTHER CRIMES IN LARGEST BUST OF “GHOST GUN” KITS IN NEW YORK STATE

  Queens District Attorney Melinda Katz announced today that Wenli Bai, 57, has been charged with 129 counts of criminal possession of a weapon and hundreds of additional counts for other crimes after a long-term investigation conducted by the District Attorney’s Office. Recovered were enough parts to build 74 ghost guns, 129 high-capacity magazines and…

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QUEENS MAN PLEADS GUILTY TO MANSLAUGHTER IN STABBING DEATH OF HIS WIFE

Queens District Attorney Melinda Katz announced today that Jawad Hussain, 60, has pleaded guilty to manslaughter and assault for the January 2019 fatal stabbing of his wife and for injuring his daughter during the attack. District Attorney Katz said, “In pleading guilty, the defendant has now admitted to the stabbing rampage that killed his wife.…

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QUEENS DISTRICT ATTORNEY HOSTS MOCK TRIAL COMPETITION

This weekend, March 4-6, 2022, the Queens District Attorney’s Office hosted its 7th Mock Trial Competition, the first under Queens DA Melinda Katz. Due to Covid concerns, 16 law schools from around the country participated virtually in this competition and tried a murder case under New York State law.  Supreme Court and Criminal Court judges…

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