BRONX DA: CASES OF INTEREST FOR THE WEEK OF MAY 11, 2015

Cases of Interest for the Week of May 11, 2015

 

Monday, May 11, 2015
ADA
Judge
Part #
Status
Defendant Name Case Details
Scaccia, C.

Justice Michels

Part FA

 

Appearance

TERRENCE CALDWELL Caldwell is facing charges of Murder 2, Manslaughter 1, and other crimes for the November 15th, 2013 death of alleged mob associate, Michael Meldish. Caldwell is accused of shooting the victim in the vicinity of Ellsworth and Baisley Avenues.
Litwin, A.

Justice Boyle

Part 94

 

Motion Practice

JUAN ROSARIO Rosario is facing charges of Attempted Murder 2, Assault 1, and other related crimes in the August 2014 stabbing of his wife, Rosa Lopez. Rosario is accused of stabbing Lopez multiple times in front of their three children.  He was disarmed when shot by two responding police officers.
Torres, G.

Justice Boyle

Part 94

 

Conference

ATHENA SKEETER Skeeter is charged with Murder 2 and Manslaughter 1, 2 for the August 22nd, 2014 death of 20-month-old Cardell Williamson. Skeeter, the child’s babysitter, is accused of lifting up the victim, throwing him to the floor and pressing on his stomach with her foot before placing him in a tub of scalding hot water. The child suffered post mortem burns and blunt force trauma to his head and torso and died as a result of his injuries.

Press Release

Valerio, R.

Justice Boyle

Part 94

 

Conference

NAZIR KHAN Khan is charged with Murder 2, Manslaughter 1, and other crimes for the August 9, 2014 death of his wife, Amrita Khan. The defendant allegedly stabbed and slashed his wife numerous times in front of a relative’s home.
Valerio, R.

Justice Boyle

Part 94

 

Conference

IVAN JAMES Jr. James Jr. is charged with Murder 2, Manslaughter 1 and other crimes for the September 9th, 2013 death of his father, Ivan James Sr. 16-years-old at the time, the defendant is accused of stabbing his father and striking him in the head with a blunt object.
Russel, J.

Justice Boyle

Part 94

 

Decision on Motions

EDWIN VALERO Valero is charged with Burglary 1, Strangulation 2, and additional crimes for the December 29th, 2014 incident in which Valero is accused of entering the home of his ex-girlfriend, who had a restraining order against him, while armed with a knife. Valero previously pled guilty to Assault 3 charges against the same woman in 2013.
Hawkins, A.

Justice Villegas

Part SCA

 

Possible Grand Jury Action

MUSTAPHA MATTHEWS Matthews is charged with Robbery 1, Assault 1, Gang Assault 1, and additional crimes for an April 6th2015 incident in which Matthews, along with Lyn-Bria Adams and Louis Wheeling, is accused of assaulting a young man and stealing his sneakers.

 

 

Tuesday, May 12, 2015
ADA
Judge
Part #
Status
Defendant Name Case Details
Various ADAs

Justice Barrett

Part 60

 

Scheduling/

Conference

9:30 am

SCOTT, RODRIGUEZ, PAYAN, O’REILLY, MANZI, HERNANDEZ, ANTHONY, BENCOSME The defendants will appear in court in relation to the 2011 NYPD ticket fixing scandal that unraveled following the investigation into former officer Jose Ramos, who is currently serving a 12 ½ to 14 ½ year sentence. The defendants face charges ranging from 4th Degree Grand Larceny and 1st Degree Tampering With a Public Record to 2nd Degree Forgery.
Bayar, R.

Justice Michels

Part FA

 

Appearance

DARRIEN WARREN Warren is facing charges of Attempted Rape 1, Attempted Sexual Abuse 1 and other sex crimes for the April 22nd, 2015 incident in which he is accused of grabbing and forcing himself on a young girl. Warren also faces similar charges stemming from a May 9th, 2014 incident involving another young woman in an elevator on East 183rd Street.
Martin, G.

Justice Clancy

Part 79

 

Decision on Motions

JOSE ROYS Roys is charged with Rape 1, Robbery 2, Assault 2, and additional crimes for the alleged Christmas Day rape of a woman at a bus stop on Boston Road. Roys is accused of attacking the woman at the bus stop after a brief conversation and then dragging her into a secluded area where he allegedly raped and robbed her.
Kalman, R.

Justice Clancy

Part 79

 

Jury Selection

JOSHUA LOPEZ Lopez is charged with four counts of Murder 2 and two counts of Robbery 1 for his role in allegedly helping Andrew Scott carry out the robbery and murders of Jana Randolph and Ida Randolph. Scott, the ex-boyfriend of Jana Rudolph, was found guilty and sentenced to 50-years-to-life behind bars.
Boyle, T.

Justice Bruce

Part FA

 

Appearance

HIDALGO FERRERAS Ferreras, an NYPD traffic agent, is charged with Grand Larceny 3, Falsifying Business Records and additional crimes for allegedly taking thousands of dollars to have parking tickets dismissed by Bronx County’s Parking Violations Bureau. Ferreras is accused of creating phony documents detailing the vehicles’ location at nonexistent auto body shops and bogus movie sets.

 

 

Wednesday, May 13, 2015
ADA
Judge
Part #
Next Court Date
Defendant Name Case Details
Marubashi, M.

Justice Mogulescu

Part 77

 

Sentencing

JEFFREY SIMON Simon is to be sentenced following his plea of guilty in April 2015 to charges of Attempted Murder 2. In August 2014 Simon, then a 16 year old with gang ties, shot a 12 year old boy.
Carter, J.

Justice Villegas

Part SCA

 

Possible Grand Jury Action

WILLIAM NORWOOD Norwood is facing charges of Attempted Murder 1 and other related crimes for a February 17th, 2015 altercation involving his ex-girlfriend, Diana Martinez. Norwood is accused of setting the victim on fire in her Mapes Avenue apartment, causing her to suffer 1st and 2nd degree burns to her hands and face.
Kublin, B.

Justice Kelly

Part AP5

 

Appearance

CARLA RODRIGUEZ

&

ERIC WILLIAMS

Rodriguez and Williams are facing four counts of Torturing and Injuring Animals for a March 5th, 2015 incident in which both defendants allegedly subjected several dogs to inhumane living conditions in their Williamsbridge apartment.
Lee, K.

Justice Whiten

Part FB

 

Appearance

RAFAEL PASOLS Pasols is facing charges of Strangulation 2, Criminal Obstruction of Breathing or Blood Circulation, and other related crimes for the December 15th, 2014 strangulation of a Horizon Juvenile Center resident where Pasols was employed as a counselor. Pasols allegedly squeezed the victim’s neck with both hands, pulled him down on the floor by his hair, and punched him twice in the face, causing the patient to suffer an epileptic seizure.
Mendys, L.

Justice Hornstein

Part AP4

 

Scheduling

DANIEL GRUBER Gruber is facing two counts of Aggravated Harassment 2 for. Gruber is accused of calling the Headmaster of the Horace Mann School and leaving a series of threatening voicemails.

 

Thursday, May 14, 2015
ADA
Judge
Part #
Status
Defendant Name Case Details
Daly, J.

Justice Villegas

Part SCA

 

Possible Grand Jury Action

ALEX HERNANDEZ Hernandez is charged with Attempted Assault 1, Assault 2 and other crimes for the August 2014 incident during which he drove up on a sidewalk and hit a pedestrian, Christine Aybar, critically injuring her. Hernandez is also facing charges in separate incident in which he is accused of beating a man with a cane.
Zapata, A.

Justice

Part DVM

 

Motion Practice

HECTOR TEJADA Tejada is facing charges of Harassment 2, Assault 3, Endangering the Welfare of a Child and other crimes for the August 15th, 2014 alleged dispute with this wife in which he is accused of slapping and punching her with closed fists in front of their children.
Vadasz, T.

Justice Webber

Part 92

 

Sentencing

JOSE PORTORREAL Portorreal will be sentenced following his guilty plea last month to Manslaughter 1 for the April 26th, 2011 Bronxdale shooting death of 17-year-old Frankie Faison.
Gottlieb, T.

Justice Fabrizio

Part 98

 

Hearing

DOMINICK DAVIS

&

ALEJANDRO CAMPOS

 

Davis is charged with 1st Degree Murder and other crimes; Campos with 2nd Degree Murder and other crimes for the April 19th, 2012 death of Hwang Yang. Davis and Campos are accused of robbing and shooting Yang for his iPhone.
Davis, L.

Justice Whiten

Part FB

 

Appearance

SIRENA MORGAN Morgan is facing several weapons charges for the March 13th, 2015 Valentine Avenue shooting death of Jonathan Martinez. Morgan was allegedly in possession of several firearms when she and two other individuals, Harry Mingo and Devonte Hernandez, were apprehended shortly after the shooting.

 

Friday, May 15, 2015
ADA
Judge
Part #
Status
Defendant Name Case Details
Birnbaum, D.

Justice Benitez

Part 15

 

Hearing

MOISES MARTINEZ Martinez is charged with 2nd Degree Murder and 1st Degree Manslaughter in the killing of his wife, NYPD traffic agent Yajaira Reyes. Martinez allegedly restricted his wife’s breathing causing her death. Reyes’ body was found stuffed into a trash can in the couple’s Walton Avenue apartment.
Christobek, K.

Justice Montano

Part AP3

 

Motions

KENNETH GOLDSTEIN Goldstein is facing charges of Aggravated Harassment 2 for a series of threatening phone calls in September 2014 made to a complainant, the defendant alleging the complainant had made false allegations about him.  Both Goldstein and the complainant are veterans who met through their weekly visits to a VA hospital.

 

 

Please note: All court proceedings are scheduled for after 9:30 a.m. at 265 East 161st Street, the Hall of Justice, Bronx Supreme Court unless otherwise specified.

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