Bronx DA: Cell Mapping Technology Helps Convict in 2013 University Heights Murder

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Cell Mapping Technology Helps Convict in

2013 University Heights Murder


(Bronx, NY – November 2, 2015) – Bronx District Attorney Robert Johnson announces the conviction of 27-year-old JAIME “J Hustle” DeJESUS for the May, 2013 murder of acquaintance ALEXIS RODRIGUEZ, shot execution-style as he chatted with some friends outside a Tiebout Avenue apartment building.

Following a 20 day-long trial and two days of deliberation, the Supreme Court jury found DeJESUS guilty of:


                Murder in the 2nd Degree (Class A-1 Felony)


When he is sentenced on November 19th before Supreme Court Justice Denis Boyle, DeJESUS faces up to 25 years-to-life in prison.


DeJESUS had been acquainted with his victim for years.  But, on the night of the murder, something had ticked off “J Hustle” – and the 6-foot, 250-pound man is seen on surveillance video walking from the corner of 181st Street and Tiebout Avenue, the streets fairly crowded at that hour.  He casually approached his much smaller victim, holding a cellphone in his left hand, gun in his right.  RODRIGUEZ was leaning up against a car outside 2123 Tiebout, chatting with some friends, when DeJESUS approached, and with barely a word spoken, shot him once in the head, execution style.


JAIME DeJESUS was so close, the gunshot not only ripped through his victim’s head but also sent his baseball cap flying into the street.  On the video, you see JAIME DeJESUS turning away and walking down Tiebout Avenue wiping his victim’s blood from his face.


A forensic analysis of the defendant’s cell phone showed him making a dozen calls in the 17 minutes during which he ran from the crime.  The surveillance video not only tracked his movements, but pings on the cell towers matched his path.


The critically injured RODRIGUEZ was placed on life support, but died several days later.


Three months after the murder, JAIME DeJESUS was found holed up in Worcester, MA, along with his girlfriend.  In their possession was one of the wanted posters that had been circulated in the neighborhood following the killing.


The case against JAIME DeJESUS was prosecuted by Assistant D.A. Timothy Lynch and Senior Trial Assistant Paul Rosenfeld of Trial Bureau 30/40.


District Attorney Johnson also wished to thank Det. Terence Munnelly of the 46 Squad, Violent Felony Squad Det. Robert Barclay, and Det. Thomas Osgood of the Major Case Squad, Telephone Analysis Unit for their invaluable work in this case.

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