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Queens’ Morning Roundup – 10/26/2011: Couple Who Took 8 Children From Foster Care Face Jail


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The Round Up

Couple Who Took 8 Children From Foster Care Face Jail

A Manhattan couple who slipped their eight children out the back of a foster care agency in Queens and absconded with them for a week pleaded guilty on Tuesday to second-degree custodial interference. Judge Elisa Koenderman of Queens Criminal Court indicated she would sentence each parent to 90 days in jail and three years’ probation. Read More: New York Times

 

Former Queens resident admits choking, dismembering wife

A former Queens resident faces 20 years in prison for the choking death and dismemberment of his wife, whose parts were stuffed in a suitcase which was found by teenagers in a park almost a year later. The Queens District Attorney’s Office says Edwin Fuentes pleaded guilty Tuesday to manslaughter and tampering with physical evidence in the 2007 death of his wife. Read More: Wall Street Journal

 

Report finds Flushing intersection most perilous for pedestrians

The intersection of Union St. and Northern Blvd. in Flushing is the most dangerous spot in Queens for pedestrians, according to a new analysis of crash data. And Jamaica has the most pedestrian accidents of any community board district in the borough and the second-most citywide, the report shows. Read More: Daily News

 

Police Release Photo Of Suspect In Deadly L.I.E. Wrong-Way Crash

Police have identified a suspect wanted in a deadly wrong-way crash that killed a beloved Queens bar owner. Authorities have released a photo of 36-year-old Peter Rodriquez and are asking for the public’s help to help track him down. The crash occurred in the early morning hours of October 15, when 37-year-old George Gibbons closed up his “Gibbon’s Home” bar in Maspeth before catching a cab to go home. Read More: CBS News

 

Egypt to release Queens native Ilan Grapel

The Prime Minister of Israel announced that Ilan Grapel, the Oakland Gardens native and law student arrested during the Egyptian uprisings in June, will be released in exchange for 25 Egyptian prisoners, according to Congressmember Gary Ackerman’s office. Read More: Queens Courier

Mom makes off with kids after foster care visit


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Police are searching for Shanel Nadal, 28, of Manhattan, who abducted her eight biological children during an authorized visit at Forestdale Child Agency in Forest Hills on Monday, September 19.

The children – seven boys all named Nephra Payne after their father and an 11-month-old girl name Nefertiti – were reportedly taken away from their parents for domestic abuse. Investigators believe that the children’s father was also involved with the abduction and suspect the family is traveling in a black 1996 Chevrolet Suburban with New York license plate number EXZ5896.

A spokesperson at Forestdale declined to comment how Nadal was able to sneak eight children out of the facility, but said they are working closely with the city’s Administration for Children’s Services (ACS).

ACS released a statement Tuesday, September 20.

“ACS and our foster care agency began working with the NYPD immediately after the mother absconded with the children from a visit at the foster care agency yesterday. Earlier today, we sought and received active warrants from the Manhattan Family Court for the arrest of both parents and for them to produce the children to the court. We ask for the public’s assistance in locating the children, and appreciate any assistance that they can provide the NYPD.”

Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477). The public can also submit tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers website at www.nypdcrimestoppers.com.