Indictments

QUEENS MAN INDICTED ON MURDER CHARGES IN DEATH OF GIRLFRIEND WHOSE BRUISED AND MANGLED BODY WAS FOUND UNDER 6TH FLOOR WINDOW

November 13, 2020

Queens District Attorney Melinda Katz announced today that Shmuel Levine, 34, has been indicted by a Queens County grand jury and arraigned in Supreme Court on murder charges. The defendant allegedly beat the 37-year-old victim to death in her home on October 26, 2020. Her battered remains were found below her apartment’s 6th floor window….

MAN INDICTED BY QUEENS COUNTY GRAND JURY IN SHOOTING DEATH OF WOMAN STRUCK BY STRAY BULLET THROUGH BEDROOM WINDOW

October 29, 2020

Queens District Attorney Melinda Katz announced today that Issam Elabbar, 31, has been indicted by a Queens County grand jury and arraigned on murder, manslaughter and other charges for allegedly firing a single shot in the early hours of September 30, 2020. The bullet ripped through a 3rd floor apartment window striking a mother of…

MULTI-AGENCY INVESTIGATION TAKES DOWN HEISTS CREW ACCUSED OF STEALING AND SELLING MILLIONS IN DESIGNER GOODS FROM JFK; DEFENDANTS CHARGED WITH CONSPIRACY, LARCENY AND OTHER CRIMES

October 29, 2020

Queens District Attorney Melinda Katz, joined by the Port Authority Police Chief Security Officer John Bilich, today announced that six individuals involved in two cargo heists and selling the proceeds have been indicted and variously charged with grand larceny, conspiracy, criminal possession of stolen property and other crimes for allegedly carrying out complex heists from…

LONG ISLAND MOTHER AND SON INDICTED ON MURDER CHARGES IN SHOOTING DEATH OF MAN GUNNED DOWN IN QUEENS

October 23, 2020

Queens District Attorney Melinda Katz announced today that Avita Campbell, 38, and her son Raymond Jackson, 22, have both been indicted by a Queens County grand jury on murder and other charges for the shooting death of a Far Rockaway man last month. Defendant Campbell has been arraigned in Supreme Court. Defendant Jackson has not…

QUEENS MAN INDICTED FOR ATTEMPTED MURDER FOR SHOOTING AT NYPD OFFICERS RESPONDING TO DOMESTIC VIOLENCE 911 CALL

October 19, 2020

Queens District Attorney Melinda Katz announced today that a Queens County grand jury has indicted Rodolfo Montero, 25, who was arraigned on attempted murder in the first degree and other crimes for allegedly attacking the mother of his child and then firing multiple shots at police officers when they responded to her home this September…

QUEENS MAN INDICTED ON MURDER CHARGES IN STABBING DEATH OF WIFE

October 8, 2020

Queens District Attorney Melinda Katz announced today that Carmelo Mendoza, 41, has been arraigned following a Queens County grand jury handing up an indictment charging the defendant with murder for fatally stabbing his wife inside their Jackson Heights apartment in July. District Attorney Katz said, “This is the worst outcome of domestic violence, an argument…

MAN INDICTED ON RAPE AND ASSAULT CHARGES FOR ATTACK ON WOMAN INSIDE FOREST PARK

October 2, 2020

Queens District Attorney Melinda Katz announced today that Cuauhtemoc Cardenas, 32, has been arraigned after a Queens County grand jury handed up an indictment charging the defendant with rape in the first degree and other crimes for allegedly assaulting a 51-year-old woman as she walked in Forest Park around 6:30 p.m. on July 25, 2020….

QUEENS MAN INDICTED ON MURDER CHARGES IN STABBING DEATH OF MOTHER

September 30, 2020

Queens District Attorney Melinda Katz announced today that David Galicia, 48, was arraigned following a Queens County grand jury indicting the defendant on murder charges and other crimes for allegedly slashing his elderly mother to death on April 24, 2020. The victim had stab wounds to her head and hands and was found slumped on…

QUEENS MAN ARRAIGNED ON INDICTMENT FOR ATTEMPTED MURDER AND ASSAULT CHARGES FOR SHOOTING OF FORMER SUNY BUFFALO FOOTBALL PLAYER

September 25, 2020

Queens District Attorney Melinda Katz announced today that Jeffrey Thurston has been arraigned on an indictment handed up by a Queens County grand jury charging the defendant with attempted murder, criminal possession of a weapon and other crimes for allegedly shooting a former student athlete outside a deli on Springfield Boulevard in July. The defendant…

QUEENS FOURSOME INDICTED ON SEX TRAFFICKING CHARGES FOR FORCING THREE TEENAGE GIRLS INTO PROSTITUTION

September 24, 2020

Queens District Attorney Melinda Katz today announced that Tyrone Miles, Khalil Fryer, and Luvasia Rodriguez have all been indicted and arraigned in Queens Supreme Court on sex trafficking, kidnapping and other charges for allegedly forcing one or more female victims to have sex with strangers for cash. A Queens County grand jury handed up two…

BRONX MAN INDICTED ON MURDER CHARGES FOR HIT-AND-RUN BOX TRUCK CRASH THAT KILLED NEW FATHER IN MIDDLE VILLAGE THIS SUMMER

September 21, 2020

Queens District Attorney Melinda Katz announced today that Ramon Pena, 37, was indicted by a Queens County grand jury on murder charges and other crimes for allegedly causing a deadly collision on Metropolitan Avenue at the Metro Mall exit in Middle Village, Queens on July 30, 2020. District Attorney Katz said, “The defendant in this…

COLLEGE POINT WOMAN INDICTED ON MURDER CHARGES IN STABBING DEATH OF FORMER BOYFRIEND

September 18, 2020

Queens District Attorney Melinda Katz announced today that a Queens County grand jury has indicted Kattie Mino, 20, on murder and other charges for allegedly stabbing her former boyfriend in the neck earlier this summer. The two were arguing about their one-year-old daughter. District Attorney Katz said, “An argument over the care of their child…

QUEENS MAN INDICTED ON MURDER CHARGES IN STABBING DEATH OF HIS YOUNGER HALF-BROTHER

September 18, 2020

Queens District Attorney Melinda Katz today announced that Wkorasky Voltaire has been indicted by a Queens County grand jury on murder, criminal possession of a weapon and other charges in the death of his half-brother. The defendant allegedly stabbed the younger man in May 2020 inside the house they once lived in with the two…

BRONX MAN INDICTED FOR ATTEMPTED MURDER IN NEAR FATAL BEATING OF WOMAN REPEATEDLY STRUCK WITH NAIL-RIDDLED WOODEN PLANK

September 17, 2020

Queens District Melinda Katz announced today that a Queens County grand jury has indicted James Fitzgerald, 53, for attempted murder and other crimes for nearly killing his estranged companion. The defendant allegedly kicked and punched the woman then used a wooden beam embedded with nails to continue the beating. The victim barely survived the vicious…

TWO QUEENS RESIDENTS INDICTED AND CHARGED WITH MURDER IN THE DEATH OF JACKSON HEIGHTS MAN SHOT IN THE BACK

September 14, 2020

Queens District Attorney Melinda Katz announced today that Joshua Petillo and Kevin Guerra have been indicted by a Queens County grand jury on murder charges and additional crimes for allegedly shooting a man in the middle of a Corona street on June 30, 2020. District Attorney Katz said, “The victim in this case was running…

REPUTED GANG MEMBER INDICTED ON ATTEMPTED MURDER CHARGES FOR JULY SHOOTING OUTSIDE UMBRELLA HOTEL IN KEW GARDENS

September 11, 2020

Queens District Attorney Melinda Katz announced today that a reputed gang member has been indicted by a Queens County grand jury for attempted murder, assault and other charges for allegedly shooting and injuring a Queens Village resident moments after he stepped out of the Umbrella Hotel in Kew Gardens on July 3, 2020. District Attorney…

QUEENS COUNTY GRAND JURY INDICTS NYPD HIGHWAY OFFICER CHARGING HIM WITH POSSESSING AND PROMOTING A SEXUAL PERFORMANCE BY A CHILD

March 26, 2020

Queens District Attorney Melinda Katz, with New York City Police Commissioner Dermot Shea, announced today that a 35-year-old former highway officer with the NYPD has been indicted by a Queens County grand jury and charged with promoting a sexual performance by a child and possessing a sexual performance by a child. The officer allegedly used…

EAST ELMHURST MAN INDICTED ON MANSLAUGHTER CHARGES FOR SHOVING 71-YEAR-OLD MAN DOWN STOOP STAIRS

February 6, 2020

Queens District Attorney Melinda Katz today announced that a Queens County grand jury has indicted a 22-year-old East Elmhurst man on manslaughter and assault charges for a deadly push that sent the elderly victim flying down the front steps of a two-story house on 102nd Street in Queens last month. The victim’s head slammed into…

QUEENS GRAND JURY INDICTS RICHMOND HILL RESIDENT ON MURDER CHARGES IN DEATH OF 92-YEAR-OLD WOMAN

January 15, 2020

Queens District Attorney Melinda Katz today announced that a 21-year-old Richmond Hill man has been indicted by a Queens County grand jury on murder and sexual abuse charges for the heinous attack of a 92-year-old woman, who was walking near her home in the early morning hours of January 6, 2020, when the defendant allegedly…

FAR ROCKAWAY RESIDENT INDICTED FOR MURDER IN SHOOTING DEATH OF QUEENS MAN

January 7, 2020

Queens District Attorney Melinda Katz announced today that a Queens County grand jury has indicted a Far Rockaway man for murder in the shooting death of a 45-year-old Queens resident, a week before Christmas. The defendant is alleged to have shot the victim several times on December 18, 2019, shortly after 6 p.m. on Rockaway…

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