Murder

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, [...]

Bodega worker gunned down in Ridgewood
Bodega worker gunned down in Ridgewood
News Billy Rennison 12/21/2012 at 2:33PM

A man working behind the counter in a Ridgewood deli was shot and killed during an apparent robbery last night. Ishak Ghali, 26, was killed at approximately 6 p.m. while at his job at All Friends Deli on Onderdonk Avenue, according to police. A cousin of Ghali told NY1 that he was killed by one shot to the [...]

Bayside man accused of killing parents pleads not guilty
Bayside man accused of killing parents pleads not guilty
News Melissa Chan 12/19/2012 at 3:44PM

The Bayside man facing double murder charges for allegedly killing his parents pleaded not guilty last week in Queens Supreme Court, his lawyer said. Gregory Cucchiara, 36, is being held without bail on Rikers Island for allegedly suffocating his father a little over one year after drowning his mother, authorities said. According to the district [...]

Bayside man charged with murdering parents 15 months apart
Bayside man charged with murdering parents 15 months apart
News Melissa Chan 12/12/2012 at 1:53PM

A Bayside man faces murder charges for allegedly suffocating his father a little more than a year after drowning his mother, according to the district attorney. Gregory Cucchiara, 36, has been named in an indictment charging him with two counts of second-degree murder for beating his mother over the head before submerging her in water [...]

Queens Morning Roundup
News Billy Rennison 10/26/2012 at 7:14AM

TODAY’S FORECAST Friday: Mostly cloudy, then gradually becoming sunny, with a high near 71. Southeast wind 5 to 7 mph. Friday night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 58. East wind 5 to 7 mph. EVENT OF THE DAY: Halloween Haunted House Visit for some thrills and chills! Stay for hayrides, treats, mulled cider and pumpkins on sale. [...]

Suspect accused of killing cop, driver in custody at hospital with self-inflicted gunshot wounds
Suspect accused of killing cop, driver in custody at hospital with self-inflicted gunshot wounds
News Billy Rennison 10/23/2012 at 6:02PM

Police captured the suspected killer of two people, including a Nassau County police office, after a witness heard gunshots coming from a car in Queens. After a multi-hour manhunt, Darrell Fuller, 33, was taken into custody by police in Queens and transferred to a local hospital with self-inflicted gunshot wounds.  Fuller was found at 111th Avenue and 173rd Street [...]

Police search for alleged shooter in Ozone Park murder
Police search for alleged shooter in Ozone Park murder
News Billy Rennison 8/28/2012 at 1:02PM

Police released a photo of the alleged gunman who fatally shot a man outside an Ozone Park nightclub yesterday. The incident took place early Monday morning near 80th Street and Rockaway Boulevard.  According to published reports, prior to the shooting there was an altercation inside Flirt that spilled outside. The victim was pronounced dead at [...]