Errol Irving, who had spent 20 years in prison for sodomy and incest, was found guilty today in Brooklyn Supreme Court in the 2011 stabbing death of his building’s super. Jurors found Irving, 62, guilty of second degree murder in the death of Shayne Sinclair, 40, after what prosecutors contended was an argument over heat […]
Errol Irving, a 62 year-old ex-convict, took the stand at his murder trial today, and managed to complicate his case. Irving, who served 20 years in prison for sexual abuse, sodomy, and incest, is charged with the February 2011 stabbing death of Shayne Sinclair, 41, the superintendent of his building on East 51st Street between […]
Tracy Jarrett reports on the trial of NYPD detective Jason Arbeeny, a scandal that has rocked the NYPD.
By Alex Gecan Bedlam erupted in a Kings County courtroom this afternoon, drowning out the last of three guilty verdicts against Jarelle Washington. Washington’s relatives and friends, some of them too hysterical to be understood, were escorted out of Judge Alan Marrus’ courtroom at 320 Jay St. Others followed soon after to console or commiserate. […]
By Caitlin Kasunich A Brooklyn Supreme Court judge postponed attorney arguments until Monday regarding whether or not a new trial should take place in the murder case against 17-year-old Tiana Browne, which ended in a mistrial on Wednesday. Browne is charged with second-degree murder in the stabbing death of her cousin, 15-year-old Shannon Braithwaite, in […]
Jury deliberations in the trial of Keith Phoenix, accused of killing Jose Sucuzhanay, continue today. Phoenix’s co-defendant, Hakim Scott, was convicted of manslaughter and attempted assault. He was found not guilty on charges of murder in the second degree and murder in the second degree as a hate crime. We will continue to bring you news […]
By Nate Rawlings A curious thing happened Friday between the hours of 3 and 7 p.m. in Part 15 of the Brooklyn Criminal Courthouse. Clerks strayed from their desks and walked around the room. Judge Patricia Di Mango chatted politely with reporters she hadn’t seen for a while. Prosecution and defense lawyers, figurative and actual […]
By Jeannette Neumann Hakim Scott had been riding in the backseat of his friend’s car the night that an Ecuadorian immigrant was brutally beaten just feet from the red Mercury Mountaineer. On Wednesday, attorney Craig Newman told a Brooklyn jury that Scott also took a backseat in the killing of Jose Sucuzhanay on the night […]
Thirty-six jurors, four attorneys, court officers, relatives, and the two defendants waited as Davi Almonte slowly entered the witness box.