MASPETH MAN CHARGED WITH MURDER IN STABBING

Queens District Attorney Melinda Katz announced today that Olmedo Osorio, 46, has been charged with murder for allegedly stabbing a 55-year-old man to death during a dispute across from a Queens bar on September 19, 2022. District Attorney Katz said, “As alleged, the defendant fatally stabbed the victim following a late-night dispute outside of a…

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DEFENDANT CHARGED WITH ANTI-SEMITIC ATTACK IN FAR ROCKAWAY

Queens District Attorney Melinda Katz announced today that James Purcell, aka James Porcell, 34, has been charged with assault as a hate crime for allegedly attacking a Jewish man in Far Rockaway on Tuesday. District Attorney Katz said, “This defendant is accused of assaulting an individual of the Jewish faith while making anti-Semitic statements. We…

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SECOND INDICTMENT OF COUPLE ON SEX TRAFFICKING AND PROMOTING PROSTITUTION CHARGES

Queens District Attorney Melinda Katz today announced that defendants Destiny Lebron, 19 and Gil Iphael, 22, have been indicted by a Queens County grand jury and arraigned in Supreme Court on sex trafficking and other charges in the July 2022 incident that took place inside the Quality Inn hotel in Jamaica, Queens. District Attorney Katz…

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DEFENDANT PLEADS GUILTY IN VISA SCAM; OVER $90,000 IN RESTITUTION SECURED FOR VICTIMS

Queens District Attorney Melinda Katz, joined by New York City Police Department Commissioner Keechant L. Sewell and Special Agent-in-Charge of the Department of State’s Diplomatic Security Service New York Field Office Keith J. Byrne, announced today that Olimzhon Turdialiev, 39, pleaded guilty to criminal possession of stolen property and subsequently made restitution of $92,000 to…

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QUEENS MAN SENTENCED TO PRISON FOR MANSLAUGHTER IN STABBING DEATH OF HIS WIFE

Queens District Attorney Melinda Katz announced today that Manuel Villar, 52, has been sentenced to 24 years in prison after pleading guilty to manslaughter for the fatal stabbing of his 43-year-old wife.  The 2020 incident took place inside their Arverne home. District Attorney Katz said, “The defendant, who pleaded guilty, is responsible for a brutal…

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FAR ROCKAWAY WOMAN INDICTED ON MURDER CHARGES IN FATAL SIDEWALK HIT AND RUN

Queens District Attorney Melinda Katz announced today that Kiani Phoenix, 26, has been indicted by a Queens County grand jury on murder and other charges for allegedly fatally striking a 59-year-old man with her vehicle as she drove onto the sidewalk outside of a deli convenience store on August 27th in Far Rockaway. The defendant…

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WOMAN INDICTED FOR STASH OF ILLEGAL WEAPONS FOUND IN HER BRIARWOOD HOME

Queens District Attorney Melinda Katz announced today that Dorothy Hirsch, 62, has been indicted by a Queens County grand jury on criminal possession of a weapon and other charges after eight illegal weapons, six of them semi-automatic, as well as hundreds of rounds of ammunition were allegedly found inside her apartment on 84th Road in…

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