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Bronx man charged with toddler's death after claiming boy fell

on 05/27/2018 - 01:56 am

A Bronx man was charged with killing his girlfriend’s toddler son after trying to blame the boy’s injuries on a tumble out of a stroller. Bronx man charged with toddler's death after claiming boy fell
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Junkies are filling Bronx parks with over 5,000 used needles a week

on 05/23/2018 - 12:51 am

Junkies have been dumping some 5,000 used needles a week in parks across The Bronx — prompting desperate city officials to install dozens of syringe-disposal kiosks in hopes of cleaning up the dangerous mess. Junkies are filling Bronx parks with over 5,000 used needles a week
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Lawyer pleads guilty to butchering doctor wife in shower

on 05/23/2018 - 12:33 am

A Scarsdale lawyer pleaded guilty Tuesday to first-degree manslaughter in the stabbing death of his wife, a prominent pediatrician in The Bronx, inside their mansion, officials said. Julius Reich, 64, faces up to 25 years in prison when he is sentenced Aug. 15 for killing Dr. Lawyer pleads guilty to butchering doctor wife in shower
 

Rikers Island correction officers beat inmate, lied in reports, Bronx DA says

on 09/13/2017 - 06:05 am

Two correction officers at Rikers Island were arraigned on assault charges Thursday for beating an inmate in 2015 and then lying about it in their reports, according to the Bronx District Attorney’s Office. Rikers Island correction officers beat inmate, lied in reports, Bronx DA says
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Bronx man who hid woman's body in shopping cart arrested, NYPD says

on 09/13/2017 - 06:01 am

Bronx man who hid woman's body in shopping cart arrested, NYPD saysA Bronx man who was caught on video leaving his building with the shopping cart believed to be the one where human remains were later discovered was arrested Thursday, police said. Bronx man who hid woman's body in shopping cart arrested, NYPD says - amNY
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Arsonist pours gas and lights up 99-year-old Bronx woman's lawn

on 09/13/2017 - 06:00 am

Arsonist pours gas and lights up 99-year-old Bronx woman's lawnAn arsonist in a red Toyota set fire to a 99-year-old Bronx woman's front lawn early Friday, police said. The elderly victim told police she looked out her window just after midnight and saw the Toyota pull up in front of her home. Arsonist pours gas and lights up 99-year-old Bronx woman's lawn - New York Daily News
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Pedro Hernandez’s Mother Speaks Out At Protest on 161st

on 08/12/2017 - 05:34 pm

His criminal case has become an international legal cause that began in the Bronx, and on Thursday, some of Pedro Hernandez's supporters — including the organizer of the world's largest protest, as well as some powerful names from Albany — held a rally in the Bronx outside of the office of the prosecutor who first opened Hernandez's case. The objective of the protest outside of District Attorney Darcel Clark's office was straightforward. "Hopefully, Ms. Clark upstairs," said a local activist, who goes by the name Supreme, to the crowd of two hundred or so, "she'll dismiss all of the charges after the rally." The charge is attempted murder, faced by Hernandez, 17. He was arrested and charged last year, even though the victim of the shooting in the case eventually insisted that Hernandez was not the shooter. Nine eyewitnesses, including the star witness, have also said, either in video statements or in written affidavits or both, that Hernandez was not the gunman. Also, the victim of another shooting of which Hernandez was accused has also insisted that the teen suspect was not the shooter. Because of that insistence, in part, that case was dropped. For now, though, Hernandez has a trial date scheduled for next month in his attempted murder case. Support is strong, asking for the case to be dismissed. "We have to make sure that she hears our message, loud and clear," said Carmen Perez, about District Attorney Clark. Perez organized Thursday's rally, and is now well-known in the worldwide protest community for having been one of the main organizers of what's been called the largest protest in U.S. history, the Women's March, last January. The rally Thursday outside of the Bronx district attorney's office, however, Perez and other protesters said, was no less important, because of the many issues involved. Evidence amassed by Hernandez's private investigator, Manuel Gomez, indicates that two detectives, David Terrell and Daniel Brady, worked with an assistant district attorney, David Slott, to initially get victims and witnesses to claim Hernandez attempted to commit murder. The false testimony, says Gomez, as well as the Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights organization, which paid Hernandez's bail and is legally representing him, not only led to Hernandez spending a year behind bars, it's also helped to highlight other cases similar to that of Hernandez. He has insisted on not taking a plea deal, but sat in jail at Rikers Island because his family could not afford his cash bail. "It's not only about Pedro," said his mother, Jessica Perez, to PIX11 News after the rally. "It's about our youth, it's about our young Hispanics and blacks that have to stay in cages just because the parents don't got enough money to bail them out. No more bails for these kids!" Joining her at the protest we're two state senators, Michael Gianaris, the deputy minority leader, and Gustavo Rivera, both Democrats. The two are behind pending legislation in Albany that would end the practice of cash bail being set in all but the most violent accused crimes. Also leading the rally was Gomez, the private detective who found all the evidence that might possibly get Hernandez exonerated. "Again, it's not just Pedro," Gomez told PIX11 News. "This now has exposed so many other kids. I've got 50 other kids that are in [Rikers], innocent, that have been incarcerated by this district attorney's office, and by those corrupt detectives. I've got a big battle ahead of me." For its part, the district attorney's office said that it does not comment on civil matters such as Gomez's accusations. He views the issue as a criminal one. "I want to see them locked up," he said about the detectives and the assistant D.A. involved in Hernandez's case. The NYPD had said that Detective Terrell is under investigation.
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Family says dad died of broken heart on same day son fatally shot in Williamsbridge

on 08/12/2017 - 05:10 pm

A father and son died on the same day in the Bronx. One from a gunshot wound, and the other from what the family believes was a broken heart. "They loved each other so much and they had each others' back," said Adio Akil, Akil's mother. That's the only reason the family of Duro Akil and Okera Ras I can understand why they died within hours of each other. "Yeah they were very close. Very close. Like most of the pictures we have they're standing together," said Rod Ivey, Ras I's brother. "It's a lot. It's a lot to lose two people at once and two people beautiful people," Adio said. Akil was shot by a stray bullet Monday night inside his home on East 219th Street in the Bronx. Wednesday morning when the family found out the 34-year-old, father of two, was brain dead, they went home to tell his father. But Ras I had suffered a fatal heart attack in bed. "It was so hard to take that, take seeing your son lose two gallons of blood," Adio said. "I'm angry, I'm sad. For the culprit who took my son away and caused his father to leave I'm angry, I'm also sad for him. I feel sorry for him because when you do what he did there's a price to pay." Family says dad died of broken heart on same day son fatally shot in the Bronx
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Gunman kills neighbor of tenant who kicked him out of Bronx home

on 08/12/2017 - 04:57 pm

The father of two, a Fresh Direct deliveryman, was rushed to Jacobi Medical Center with a punctured lung. He died two days later. When his devastated family returned to the scene of the shooting Wednesday to tell his father, Okera Ras I, 54, they found him lifeless in bed.
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NYC girl who poured boiling water on friend tried to kill herself

on 08/11/2017 - 03:15 am

A schoolgirl prank gone gruesomely wrong left an 11-year-old Bronx girl hospitalized with severe facial burns — and her rage-filled mom bent on revenge. Relatives of hospitalized Jamoneisha Merritt called Thursday for arrests in the scalding of the girl at her friend’s Bronx apartment. The victim’s mother Ebony Merritt appeared outside the home of Shernett Panton and her 12-year-old daughter Aniya Grant Stuart, spewing obscenities and threats. “I’m going to cut your face, you f---ing b---h!” Merritt screamed at Panton. “I’m going to burn your f---ing house down! You let this happen to my daughter!” There’s hope for healing when people suffer serious burns The burned girl’s mother allegedly choked Aniya over the Monday morning incident and punched her 14-year-old big sister Shawna in the face, according to the Panton family. “Now I’m getting text messages from her nieces or maybe her cousins,” Shawna said. “It makes me feel scared.” . NYC girl who poured boiling water on friend tried to kill herself
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