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MANHATTAN RESIDENT CONVICTED OF ROBBERY AND AGGRAVATED HARASSMENT IN HATE CRIME ATTACK ON MAN IN TRAIN STATION IN 2020

January 21, 2022

Queens District Attorney Melinda Katz announced today that Kevin Carroll, 39, has been convicted at trial of robbery and other charges for a vicious hate crime attack on a man waiting at the LIRR Jamaica train station in July 2020. District Attorney Katz said, “Hate has no place in our borough. The defendant in this…

BROOKLYN MAN CHARGED WITH ATTEMPTED MURDER FOR BLOODY SHOOTING AT QUEENS MOTEL LAST YEAR

January 20, 2022

Queens District Attorney Melinda Katz announced today that Rawle Washington, 27, has been charged with attempted murder, assault and other crimes for injuring a man he allegedly shot at the Surfside Motel in September 2021. The defendant allegedly fired several times at the victim. District Attorney Katz said, “As alleged, the defendant thought he made…

DEFENDANT SENTENCED TO 18 YEARS IN PRISON AFTER PLEADING GUILTY TO SHOOTING GIRLFRIEND IN JANUARY 2019

January 20, 2022

Queens District Attorney Melinda Katz announced today that Vernon Jeffers, 44, has been sentenced to 18 years in prison after pleading guilty to attempted murder. The defendant shot the victim in her home in January 2019. District Attorney Katz said, “This defendant was sentenced for using a deadly firearm to twice shoot his then-girlfriend in…

QUEENS MAN INDICTED IN MACHETE DEATH OF HIS MOTHER KILLED IN FEBRUARY 2021

January 13, 2022

Queens District Attorney Melinda Katz announced today that Osvaldo Diaz, 46, has been indicted by a Queens County grand jury and arraigned in Supreme Court on murder charges and other crimes. The defendant allegedly stabbed and slashed his 78-year-old mother to death on February 24, 2021. District Attorney Katz said, “The defendant allegedly attacked his…

QUEENS MAN PLEADS GUILTY TO MANSLAUGHTER IN SHOOTING DEATH OF THE MOTHER OF HIS INFANT CHILD IN 2017

January 11, 2022

Queens District Attorney Melinda Katz announced today that Robert Rodriguez, 36, has pleaded guilty to manslaughter in the first degree for shooting and killing a 21-year-old woman in September 2017. District Attorney Katz said, “In pleading guilty, the defendant has admitted to killing the mother of his infant son, a young woman who also had…

QUEENS RESIDENT CHARGED WITH ATTEMPTED MURDER FOR SHOVING MAN ONTO SUBWAY TRACKS IN MAY 2021

January 11, 2022

Queens District Attorney Melinda Katz announced today that Ronald Lacey, 23, has been charged with attempted murder, assault and other crimes for allegedly shoving a man onto the subway tracks at 21st Street-Queensbridge station in Long Island City on May 24, 2021. District Attorney Katz said, “Without provocation, this defendant allegedly shoved a man from…

QUEENS WOMAN CHARGED WITH KILLING MAN FOUND DEAD IN HER BED; VICTIM WAS SHOT ONCE IN THE HEAD IN SEPTEMBER 2021

January 3, 2022

Queens District Attorney Melinda Katz announced today that Haiyan Deng, 31, has been indicted by a Queens County grand jury and arraigned in Supreme Court on murder, burglary and gun charges. The defendant was extradited from New Mexico after fleeing New York City where she allegedly shot and killed a man in her apartment in…

TWO MEN CHARGED WITH STABBING DEATH IN QUEENS; ONE OF THE DEFENDANTS ALSO CHARGED WITH SECOND MURDER TWO DAYS LATER

December 31, 2021

Queens District Attorney Melinda Katz announced today that Raymond Kenner, 22, and Alexander Stephens, 31, have been charged with murder in the stabbing death of a man killed in Hollis, Queens, on December 21, 2021. Defendant Kenner is additionally charged with killing another man with a knife in Jamaica, Queens on December 23rd. District Attorney…

QUEENS MAN ARRAIGNED ON ATTEMPTED ROBBERY, SEXUAL ABUSE AND OTHER CHARGES FOR TWO SEPARATE ELEVATOR ATTACKS IN FOREST HILLS

December 24, 2021

Queens District Attorney Melinda Katz announced today that Ralph Toro, 62, has been arraigned on attempted robbery, sexual abuse and other charges. District Attorney Katz said, “The defendant is accused of committing two separate, terrifying elevator attacks inside two different Forest Hills apartment buildings on the same day. Among other counts, I am charging him…

QUEENS WOMAN CHARGED WITH CRUELTY TO ANIMALS FOR ALLEGED NEGLIGENCE AND CRIMINAL CONTEMPT FOR VIOLATING COURT ORDER

December 23, 2021

Queens District Attorney Melinda Katz today announced that Elizabeth Grant, 53, has been charged with failure to provide proper food and drink to animals and other charges for allegedly keeping more than 50 animals in unsanitary living conditions. Officials who visited the residence where Grant and her elderly mother live allegedly observed cats, dogs and…

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