Bronx DA:BRONX MAN PLEADS GUILTY AT ARRAIGNMENT TO MURDER 2 IN KILLING OF 37-YEAR-OLD MAN

BRONX MAN PLEADS GUILTY AT ARRAIGNMENT TO MURDER 2 IN KILLING OF 37-YEAR-OLD MAN

Defendant Shot Victim In The Back; Will Get 20 Years to Life In Prison

 Bronx District Attorney Darcel D. Clark today announced that a Bronx man has pleaded guilty to second-degree Murder and will be sentenced to 20 years to life in prison.

District Attorney Clark said, “The defendant shot the victim in the back in broad daylight on Perry Avenue. Today, at his arraignment on the murder indictment, he pleaded guilty to the top count and will be sentenced to 20 years to life in prison for the killing of Dwayne Saunders.”

The defendant, Tyrone Frank, 33, of 3250 Hull Avenue, pleaded guilty today to second-degree Murder before Bronx Supreme Court Justice George Villegas. The defendant was indicted on second-degree Murder, first-degree Manslaughter and second-degree Criminal Possession of a Weapon. He is scheduled to be sentenced on September 12, 2018  to 20 years to life in prison.

According to the investigation, on May 1, 2018 at 11 a.m. on Perry Avenue, Frank shot Dwayne Saunders, 37, of Florida, in the back, causing his death. The victim had previously dated Frank’s girlfriend.

The case was prosecuted by Assistant District Attorney Nancy Borko, Deputy Bureau Chief of the Homicide Bureau, under the supervision of Christine Scaccia, Chief of the Homicide Bureau and the overall supervision of Theresa Gottlieb, Chief of the Trial Division.

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