WOMAN CHARGED WITH MURDER IN SIDEWALK HIT AND RUN

Queens District Attorney Melinda Katz announced today that Kiani Phoenix, 26, has been charged with murder and other crimes for allegedly driving her car onto the sidewalk and fatally striking a 59-year-old man and another pedestrian outside a Far Rockaway deli convenience store on August 27. The defendant allegedly intended to strike a woman with…

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TWO INDICTED ON KIDNAPPING, ASSAULT AND ROBBERY CHARGES

Queens District Attorney Melinda Katz today announced that defendants Destiny Lebron, 19 and Gil Iphael, 22, have been indicted on multiple charges and arraigned in Queens Supreme Court for an August 6, 2022 incident where the defendants kidnapped, assaulted, punched and robbed the victim inside a Queens hotel. District Attorney Katz said, “As alleged, the…

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GRAND JURY INDICTS TWO MEN FOR DEADLY TAXI DRIVER ATTACK

Queens District Attorney Melinda Katz announced today that Austin Amos, 20, and Nickolas Porter, 20, have been indicted by a Queens grand jury on charges related to a fatal attack on a 52-year-old taxi driver in Far Rockaway, Queens on August 13, 2022. The defendants repeatedly punched and kicked the victim after he confronted them…

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QUEENS MAN CHARGED WITH 67 COUNTS OF CRIMINAL POSSESSION OF A WEAPON AND OTHER CRIMES FOR CACHE OF ILLEGAL GHOST GUNS AND FIREARMS

Queens District Attorney Melinda Katz announced today that Joseph A. Maddaloni Sr., 55, has been charged with 67 counts of criminal possession of a weapon and other crimes following a long-term investigation conducted by the District Attorney’s Office. Recovered were a total of 42 illegal firearms including:  15 fully assembled ghost gun semiautomatic pistols; 23…

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EMT ALLEGEDLY TOOK PATIENT’S BANK CARD AND BOUGHT BOOZE

Queens District Attorney Melinda Katz announced today that FDNY emergency medical service responder Robert Marshall, 29, has been charged with grand larceny and other crimes for allegedly taking a debit card from the purse of a 79-year-old Springfield Gardens woman during an August 8th ambulance call. The defendant allegedly purchased champagne and food then discarded…

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BROOKLYN RESIDENT CHARGED IN HIT-AND-RUN COLLISION THAT INJURED THREE PEDESTRIANS INCLUDING MOTHER AND TODDLER

Queens District Attorney Melinda Katz today announced that Tyshawn Baldwin, 28, has been charged with assault, reckless endangerment, unlawful fleeing of police officers and other crimes for the hit-and-run collision that injured three pedestrians, including a mother and toddler inside a stroller, in Ridgewood, Queens on August 10, 2022. The defendant allegedly struck the pedestrians…

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JUDGE CONVICTS QUEENS MAN OF ATTEMPTED MURDER FOR JUNE 2020 ARMED ROBBERY

Queens District Attorney Melinda Katz announced today that Orlando Plummer, 47, has been convicted of attempted murder for shooting a 44-year-old pedestrian in the stomach and robbing him of his backpack on the Horace Harding Expressway in Corona, Queens. The defendant followed the victim, who years earlier had dated the mother of the defendant’s child,…

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THIRD FEMALE CHARGED WITH HATE ATTACK ON QUEENS BUS

Queens District Attorney Melinda Katz announced today that Jahnaiya Williams, 19, has been charged with assault as a hate crime and other crimes. Williams is the third person accused in the July 9, 2022 assault on a 57-year-old-woman while on a public bus near the intersection of Jamaica Avenue and Woodhaven Boulevard. One of the…

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QUEENS MAN SENTENCED TO UP TO LIFE IN PRISON IN 2011 MURDER IN SOUTH RICHMOND HILL

Queens District Attorney Melinda Katz announced today that Troy Thomas, 37, has been sentenced to 25-years-to-life in prison following a jury trial conviction for the December 2011 shooting death of a 20-year-old man in South Richmond Hill. Defendant shot the victim at a house party after the two started arguing. District Attorney Katz said, “Despite…

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QUEENS MAN PLEADS GUILTY TO VEHICULAR HOMICIDE FOR CRASH THAT KILLED MOTHER AND DAUGHTER

Queens District Attorney Melinda Katz announced today that Tyrone Absolam, 42, has pleaded guilty to aggravated vehicular homicide for causing the death of a female motorist and her daughter during a July 24, 2021 vehicle collision on Rockaway Boulevard. District Attorney Katz said, “In pleading guilty, the defendant has taken responsibility for the vehicle collision…

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