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Long Island man sentenced for killing pregnant girlfriend, leaving her body along Bayside street: DA


Nov. 29, 2023 By Bill Parry A Long Island man got 25 years to life in prison Wednesday for killing his pregnant girlfriend and leaving her body by the side of a road in Bayside in October 2020. Goey Charles, 33, of Rochelle Court in Uniondale, was convicted by a jury on Nov. 14 of murder in the second degree for killing 29-year-old Vanessa Pierre and abandoning her lifeless body on a sidewalk. According to the charges and trial testimony, at around 2:50 a.m. on Oct. 23, 2020, Charles drove the victim’s white Dodge Challenger to a location near 216-07…
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Long Island man convicted of killing pregnant girlfriend in Queens before leaving her body at the side of a road: DA


Nov. 15, 2023 By Bill Parry A Long Island man was found guilty of murdering his pregnant girlfriend, 29-year-old Vanessa Pierre, in 2020 and dumping her body on the side of the road along the Horace Harding Expressway in Bayside, Queens District Attorney Melinda Katz announced Wednesday, Nov. 15. Goey Charles, 33, of Rochelle Court…
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Queens DA Katz cruises to victory over two challengers to win second term


Nov. 8, 2023 By Bill Parry Queens District Attorney Melinda Katz secured a second term as the borough’s top law enforcement official cruising past two challengers on Tuesday, Nov. 7, with nearly 67% of the vote with more than 97% of the scanners reported, according to unofficial results from the city’s Board of Elections. Howard…
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After losing primary race, George Grasso back on campaign trail in third-party bid for Queens district attorney

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Sep. 29, 2023 By Bill Parry The Breezy Point Republican who nearly shocked the Queens Democratic establishment in 2022, threw his support behind a third-party candidate for Queens District Attorney. Thomas Sullivan, a colonel in the U.S. Army Reserve, who came within 15 votes of upsetting incumbent Assemblywoman Stacey Pheffer Amato, eschewed the GOP candidate Michael Mossa of Howard Beach and endorsed retired Judge George Grasso in his bid to unseat Queens DA Melinda Katz in the Nov. 7 general election. “Our public safety crisis has now become a public health crisis. Our current politicians are responsible for a man-made…
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Queens DA Katz expanding initiative to combat retail theft across borough after successful pilot in three precincts

Aug. 15, 2023 By Bill Parry Queens District Attorney Melinda Katz and the NYPD announced the borough-wide expansion of her Merchants Business Improvement Program on Aug. 15. Piloted in Jamaica, Flushing and Astoria last spring, the initiative combats repeat shoplifting and the harassment and threatening of customers and store staff by a handful of repeat…
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