Murder

NYC murders, shootings reach record lows
NYC murders, shootings reach record lows
Top Stories Cristabelle Tumola 12/27/2013 at 3:23PM

Mayor Michael Bloomberg is leaving office with the fewest murders and shootings in recorded city history. There have been 332 homicides so far in 2013, down 20 percent from the previous record low, set last year, according to the mayor. Murders have dropped 32 percent since 2001, when he was elected.

One dead, one wounded in Far Rockaway shooting
Police Cristabelle Tumola 12/24/2013 at 11:35AM

A shooting inside a Far Rockaway home Monday left one man dead and another wounded, police said. Shots rang out about 8 p.m. inside a residence at 211 Beach 31st St, police said. Daniel Fils, 18, was struck once in the chest and a 23-year-old man was shot in the arm. Fils was taken to St. John’s Hospital [...]

Homeless woman found guilty for 2010 Astoria Park murder
News Queens Courier Staff 10/18/2013 at 4:14PM

BY JOHANN HAMILTON A homeless woman has been found guilty of strangling and beating a man to death in Astoria Park. According to District Attorney Richard A. Brown, Kelly Harnett, 32, and her boyfriend Thomas Donovan, 34, were arrested on July 7, 2010, in connection with the murder of Ruben Angel Vargas, who police found [...]

Cops ID Ridgewood body; suspect charged with murder
Cops ID Ridgewood body; suspect charged with murder
News Maggie Hayes 5/02/2013 at 12:18PM

Twenty-seven year old Derek Tudor confessed to killing his mother’s boyfriend, Frank Soucie, whose body investigators recovered from his Ridgewood backyard, a police source said. Criminal charges indicate that Tudor intentionally suffocated Soucie, 60, sometime between Sunday, April 21 and Sunday, April 28 in or around the Putnam Avenue home, said District Attorney Richard Brown. [...]

Two charged with murder, starting fire to cover it up
Two charged with murder, starting fire to cover it up
News Maggie Hayes 3/03/2013 at 10:54AM

Authorities have arrested and charged two men in conjunction with the South Richmond Hill fire that revealed one man tied up and shot. Jason St. Hill, 17, and Stephen Peters, 22, of Richmond Hill were arrested on Thursday, February 28. Both were charged with kidnapping, arson, murder and burglary, among other charges. The victim, Azeem Ali, 43, [...]