A Brooklyn man was recently acquitted after spending a total of 24 years in prison for murder. He was convicted of murder in 1989 after a New York shooting death that happened during an armed robbery. Now, at 58 years of age, he will be free to live his life as he chooses.
Criminal charges can stem from a variety of situations, and it is important to have as much information as possible about an event that could lead to serious allegations. If a person is charged with assault, it is imperative for authorities to understand the sequence of events that took place in order to ensure that such allegations are necessary. It could also prove beneficial for the individual facing the allegations to understand the processes that could potentially be undergone in the near future.
A man who is already in custody for a cigarette-smuggling plot has recently been charged with additional crimes. New York police suspect that the man plotted the murder of two supposed informants. The man supposedly attempted to hire a hit man, and he will now be tried for the new charges in addition to the cigarette-smuggling charges.
Despite repeatedly hearing about the dangers of being intoxicated and operating a vehicle, whether that vehicle is a car, truck or even boat, people still continue to do it. One could get seriously injured, or one could injure someone else. A crash occurred in the New York Harbor between a speedboat, whose driver was allegedly drunk, and parked party boat, and one of the men on the party boat suffered fatal injuries. The man with the speedboat has now plead guilty under a plea agreement to vehicular manslaughter as well as other charges.
Individuals facing hardships can sometimes be driven to commit rash acts for possibly unknown reasons. Many people are unable to seek help for difficult financial situations or mental health issues that may cause them to act irrationally. In many unfortunate cases, individuals facing such difficulties are often found facing serious charges, such as for burglary or assault, and potential jail time instead of the getting the true help they need.
Anytime a loss of life is involved with a shooting, it should be considered a tragedy. Fatal shootings have become so commonplace in New York and other areas these days, that some individuals just take them for granted or tune them out altogether. There can be a myriad of possibilities involved in a murder case beyond how some news and police reports may have originally portrait it. An accidental shooting, acting in self-defense or being framed by another individual are just a few examples that, if proven true, could result in a suspect's charges being reduced or even thrown out.
Investigations into deadly assaults can pose a significant challenge for law enforcement. In many cases, there are only two witnesses, the alleged victim and the party who is alleged to have assaulted them. When death results from an assault, New York investigators will often look to the circumstances surrounding the assault in order to determine whether to bring manslaughter or homicide charges.
Most people have been in an incident where their temper flares. They are confronted with a person or situation in which they are unable to control their emotions. Fewer people have been in situations where they feel their life is in grave danger and, perhaps, lethal action is necessary to protect themselves. An assault can often look like either one of these situations if all of the details of the event aren't known. For example, police officers in New York are still sorting out the details of a recent assault on a young man.
What some have called a "senseless crime" has resulted in the arrest of two young me in Syracuse. They are accused of murder (second degree) and were being held pending initial court proceedings. Authorities say the ferocious assault took place because the accused men, ages 18 and 22, believed the victim did not belong in the area.
A Manhattan cold case murder has resulted in an arrest -- more than 26 years after the killing. The alleged New York murder occurred in Nov. 1986 outside a Dominican restaurant in the Inwood section of Manhattan. Police say that two men barged into the restaurant that night at 9p.m. and harassed diners.