Queens’ Morning Roundup

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Etan Patz case: Pedro Hernandez arrested in Etan Patz’s 1979 disappearance

A heartbreaking mystery that tortured a Manhattan couple and stymied police for more than three decades apparently was solved Thursday after a New Jersey man confessed to strangling 6-year-old Etan Patz. Pedro Hernandez was charged with second-degree murder one day before the 33rd anniversary of little Etan’s disappearance — a crime that shocked New York and gave rise to the missing child movement. Read more: [New York Daily News]  

 

Forest Park Carousel Offers Rides Again

After almost four years the horses at the Forest Park Carousel in Woodhaven, Queens are being ridden once more, as the carousel is reopening just in time for Memorial Day Weekend. The vendor that used to operate the historic ride let its contract with the city expire at the end of 2008. Read more: [NY1]

 

Police Looking For Pair Of Suspects In Queens Subway Stabbing

Police are looking for help in finding a pair of suspects wanted in a Queens stabbing. The victim was riding a Manhattan-bound E train on Sunday around 4:15 a.m. when he got into a verbal dispute with two male suspects, authorities said. Read more: [1010WINS]

 

“I’ll Have Another” Trainer Suspended

The trainer of I’ll Have Another was suspended Thursday but will not miss the Belmont Stakes. Doug O’Neill was suspended 45 days after one of his horses was found with a performance-enhancing mixture in its system after a race in California in 2010. Read more: [NY1]

 

Slain Qns. woman blew boyfriend’s life savings gambling: landlady

A Queens man who allegedly stabbed his girlfriend to death was furious with her for gambling away his life savings and leaving him thousands of dollars in debt, his landlady said yesterday. Feuk Youn Yoon, 56, and Yunhee Shin, 57, were fighting in his basement apartment on 214th Street in Bayside just before he allegedly killed her, police said. Read more: [New York Post]

 

Put thugs away for a long time, says blind victim of Forest Hills subway mugging  

The blind woman who was robbed by three heartless thieves in a Queens subway station doesn’t want sympathy — she just wants justice. “Scum like that should not be out there stealing from anybody — not just from a handicapped person — but anybody,” said Karen Eisenstadt, 69. “People should be able to walk around and not have this happen to them.” Read more: [New York Daily News]