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RICHMOND HILL RESIDENT CHARGED WITH MURDER OF 92-YEAR-OLD WOMAN

January 10, 2020

Queens District Attorney Melinda Katz today announced that a 21-year-old Richmond Hill man has been charged with murder and sexual abuse for the heinous attack of a 92-year-old Queens woman, who was walking near her home in the early morning hours of January 6, 2020 when the defendant allegedly threw her to the ground, sexually…

SUNNYSIDE RESIDENT SENTENCED TO JAIL FOR ASSAULT FOR PUNCHING VICTIM WHO DIED AS A RESULT OF BLUNT FORCE TRAUMA

January 9, 2020

Queens District Attorney Melinda Katz today announced that a 26-year-old Queens resident has been sentenced to 6 months in jail for punching a Gaelic football player, who fell to the pavement hitting his head and died from blunt force trauma. The defendant sucker-punched the victim in the early morning hours outside of a bar in…

GUN TRAFFICKER SENTENCED TO 12 YEARS IN PRISON FOR SELLING MORE THAN 25 FIREARMS AND AMMO

January 9, 2020

District Attorney Melinda Katz announced today that a Queens resident has been sentenced to 12 years in prison after pleading guilty to charges of criminal sale of firearms. The defendant sold multiple firearms – ranging from pistols to assault rifles and ammunition – to buyers who unbeknown to the defendant were undercover New York City…

BOYFRIEND CHARGED WITH SLASHING WOMAN IN THE FACE AND ARM AS SHE SAT IN HOSPITAL BESIDE SICK BABY

January 9, 2020

Queens District Attorney Melinda Katz today announced that a Jamaica resident has been charged with assault for viciously slashing his girlfriend with a sharp object as she sat beside their sick baby. The unprovoked attack allegedly happened early Sunday morning at Jamaica Hospital. District Attorney Katz said, “The victim in this case fell asleep while…

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…

PRECEDING HER INAUGURATION DISTRICT ATTORNEY MELINDA KATZ ANNOUNCES NEW INITIATIVES, POLICIES AND EXECUTIVE STAFF AT THE QUEENS DISTRICT ATTORNEY’S OFFICE

January 6, 2020

On the eve of her inauguration, Queens District Attorney Melinda Katz announced dramatic and immediate changes within the District Attorney’s Office, introducing new initiatives and policies that will make the criminal justice system more fair and equitable for the 2.3 million people of Queens County. After an initial review of long-standing policies, on day one…

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