Bronx DA: Getaway Driver in Fatal Cell Phone Robbery is Sentenced to 26 Years in Prison

Aspiring Chef Hwang Yang Was Shot Dead in Holdup



Bronx District Attorney Darcel D. Clark today announced that a 25-year-old Bronx man has been sentenced to 26 years in prison for his role in two April, 2012 robberies, which included driving the getaway car after the murder of aspiring chef Hwang Yang.


District Attorney Clark said, “A promising young man on his way home from work was shot in cold blood during a robbery, and this defendant drove the killer from the scene and then sold the victim’s iPhone for $460. Now he will spend many years in prison for his callousness.”


District Attorney Clark said the defendant, Alejandro Campos, 25, of 2850 Webb Avenue, was sentenced on Friday, April 1, 2016, in Bronx Supreme Court by Bronx Supreme Court Justice Ethan Greenberg to 16 years in prison for the robbery of Hwang Yang and 10 years for the robbery of Jessie Keese. Campos also received five years post-release supervision.


Campos was convicted by a jury on March 2, 2016 of two counts of first-degree Robbery and fourth-degree Criminal Possession of Stolen Property.


According to trial testimony, Hwang Yang, 26, was returning home from his job at a restaurant at the Museum of Modern Art early on April 19th, 2012, when he was confronted by Dominick Davis near the subway at 232nd Street and Broadway in the Kingsbridge section. Davis shot Yang inside Ewen Park and robbed him of his iPhone, with Campos serving as the getaway driver. Campos sold Yang’s phone on eBay for $460.


A week prior, on April 13th, 2012, Campos and Richard Williams robbed Jesse Keese, who Campos had been involved in an accident with and who was meeting up with Campos to discuss the issue. Campos and Williams proceeded to use Keese’s debit card for a variety of purchases.


Davis was convicted of Murder in the second degree in the death of Hwang Yang and sentenced to 25-years-to-life, in addition to 10 years plus five years post-release supervision, in January 2016.


The case was prosecuted by Senior Trial Assistant District Attorney Theresa Gottlieb and Assistant District Attorney Joseph Rivera Jr. of Trial Bureau 30/40.

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