Esdras Garcia took the stand on Tuesday at Kings County Supreme Court to try to recall the night he witnessed the murder of Gavin Torres.
By Michael Del Castillo On Monday, Nov. 22, a jury at the Kings County Supreme Court failed to reach a verdict in the 19-year-old case of a security guard who was shot and killed outside of a New Year’s Eve Party in Brooklyn. The jury was split, eight guilty, four not-guilty. Early in the morning […]
By Joi-Marie McKenzie
A court officer walks off of the elevator of the Kings County Courthouse onto the 19th floor.
“Do you want a table for that,” he asks William Martin, a defense attorney.
“Oh no. I’m fine. I don’t want to get too comfortable,” Martin replies. The officer chuckles loudly and walks into a courtroom.
At 2 p.m., Martin is finally taking his lunch. Wearing a yellow polka dot bow tie and grey suit, he hunches over, slurping noodle soup. He sneezes and grabs a tissue to wipe his nose.
On one end of the hallway is a breathtaking view of the Brooklyn Bridge. Martin sits close to the window to take in the view while reading The New York Times. On the other end of the hallway is the courtroom where his client Marien Theophile Mbossa Kargu, 40, will learn his fate.
Kargu, a native of the Republic of Congo, was charged with killing Antonio Guzzardi, 34, in September, 2001 by beating him to death in an apartment they shared with their girlfriends in Sunset Park. He was convicted of manslaughter in the second degree.
The trial of Teon Brummell, 33, accused of the stabbing murder of his girlfriend, 21-year-old Natasha Southerland, began yesterday.
The defense in the trial of a teen accused of murdering a WABC newsman in a sexual encounter gone wrong challenged the post-crime investigation today, suggesting that it was done selectively to place the defendant in a negative light.
The trial of a teenager accused of murdering a WABC newsman after a sexual encounter gone wrong was replete with contradictory testimonies on day three.
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 […]
by Matthew Huisman “What should we do if we cannot come to an agreement on a specific count?” That was one of three notes jurors passed to Judge Patricia Di Mango during day three of deliberations in the murder trial of Keith Phoenix. The defendant is accused of killing Ecuadorian immigrant and businessman Jose Sucuzhanay. […]
The jury deciding the fate of Keith Phoenix sent an additional note to Judge Patricia Di Mango following the court’s lunch break. The note read, “What should we do if we cannot come to an agreement on a specific count?” Judge Di Mango addressed the jury, reminding them that any decision that is reached must […]