Cases of Interest
For the week of February 2, 2015
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Monday, February 2, 2015
ADA
Judge
Part #
Status

Defendant Name Case Details

 

Litwin, A.
Justice Boyle
Part 94

Conference


JUAN ROSARIO

Rosario is facing charges of 2nd Degree Attempted Murder, 1st Degree Assault, 3 counts of 3rd Degree Assault, 6 counts of Endangering the Welfare of a Child 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.

 

Dolan, M.
Justice Iacovetta
Part 96

Hearing & Trial


NOEL MARTINEZ &

ANGEL MONEGRO

Martinez is charged with 1st Degree Manslaughter and 3rd Degree Assault and Monegro is charged with 3rd Degree Assault for the June 19th, 2014 University Heights death of Miguel Dircio Cabrera. Both Martinez and Monegro are accused of kicking the 41-year-old homeless man in the head as he slept on the steps of St. Nicholas of Tolentine Church.

 

Dolan, M.
Justice Villegas
Part SCA

Possible Grand Jury Action


HERNAN VEGA

Vega is charged with 2nd Degree Manslaughter, 2nd Degree Vehicular Manslaughter, 2nd Degree Reckless Endangerment, and Operating a Motor Vehicle While Under the Influence of Alcohol or Drug for the New Year’s Day 2015 death of Pamela Pimental. Vega’s Dodge Charger struck the livery cab Pimental was in on the Cross Bronx Expressway Service Road and Rosedale Avenue.

 

Miras, J.
Justice Webber
Part 92

Possible Plea and disposition

10: 00 am


JOEY SCOTT

Scott is charged with one count of 1st Degree Manslaughter and three counts of 2nd Degree Assault for the June 2012 death of 65-year-old school bus driver Juan Delvalle. Scott is accused of punching Delvalle with closed fists following an argument over a minor fender-bender. During the altercation, Devalle fell, hitting his head on the pavement, resulting in loss of consciousness. Critically injured, Devalle was placed on life support and eventually succumbed to his injuries.

 

Hirsch, E.
Justice Marcus
Part 78

Possible Opening Statements/ Start of Trial


DEANDRE MORRISON

Morrison is charged with 2nd Degree Murder, 1st Degree Assault, two counts of 2nd Degree Assault, 2nd Degree Harassment, and Criminal Possession of a Weapon for the August 1st 2011 Melrose shooting death of Daniel Delgado. For no discernible reason, Morrison allegedly shot Delgado several times on East 153rd Street resulting in his death.

 

Gradinger, J.
Justice Clancy
Part 79

Ongoing Trial


ALEXIS SANCHEZ

Sanchez is facing charges of Murder in the 2nd Degree, Manslaughter in the 1st Degree and two counts of Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the Parkchester shooting death of Stephen Mari on November 2nd, 2011.


Tuesday, February 3, 2015
ADA
Judge
Part #
Status

Defendant Name Case Details

 

Davis, L.
Justice Barrett
Part 60

Conference

 

RODIAN ORTEGA

JASON LEIVA

Ortega and Leiva are charged with 3 counts of 3rd Degree Robbery, 2 counts of 2nd Degree Robbery, 1st Degree and 3rd Degree Assault, and two counts of Criminal Possession of a Weapon for the October 14th, 2012 University Heights shooting and wounding of an off-duty cop, Ivan Marcano, who was later promoted to detective and hailed as a hero by President Obama. Marcano was driving with his girlfriend when he observed a robbery in progress. The officer intervened and was shot in the chest. Shortly thereafter, Marcano happened upon the three suspects and fired several rounds, fatally wounding one of the men.

 

Knoepfler, S.
Justice Barrett
Part 60

Possible Disposition

LARRY DAVIS

Davis is charged with 2nd Degree Assault and Official Misconduct for the October 2012 incident in which Davis, a Rikers Island Captain, struck inmate Francisco Calderon with his baton. Calderon had earlier gotten into a fight with Davis’ brother (also a corrections officer), and was being escorted through the facility when Larry Davis allegedly attacked him.

 

Grosdidier, M.
Justice Barrett
Part 60

Motions

EUGENE DONNELLY

Officer Donnelly of the NYPD is charged with 3rd Degree Assault, 2nd Degree Criminal Trespass, and 3rd Degree Criminal Mischief stemming from a June 11, 2014 incident. He is accused of breaking into a woman’s Woodlawn apartment in the wee hours following drinking in celebration of his receipt of the Police Combat Cross.  He is accused of throwing the frightened resident to the floor and repeatedly pummeling her about the head.


Wednesday, February 4, 2015
ADA
Judge
Part #
Status

Defendant Name Case Details

 

Christobek, K.
Justice Sharpe
Part AP3

Possible Start of Trial

KENNETH GOLDSTEIN

(2 Cases, see below)

Goldstein is facing two counts of 2nd Degree Aggravated Harassment for a series of threatening phone calls in September 2014 made to a complainant (see second case, below), 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.

 

Christobek, K.
Justice Whiten
Part FB

Possible Grand Jury Action

KENNETH GOLDSTEIN

 

Goldstein is also facing two counts of Practicing or Appearing as an Attorney-At-Law Without Being Admitted And Registered and 1st Degree Offering a False Instrument for Filing, accused of posing as a military lawyer in the Bronx and several other counties in New York. Goldstein is accused of misrepresenting veterans in separate Family and Civil Court cases.


Thursday, February 5, 2015
ADA
Judge
Part #
Status

Defendant Name Case Details

 

McElwreath, S.
Justice Michels
Part FA

Conference

 

ERIK PEREZ

Perez is charged with 2nd Degree Murder, 1st Degree Manslaughter, and other offenses in the 2015 New Year’s Day death of his grandmother, Alice Durso, in Throggs Neck. Perez is accused of using a wooden bed post to bludgeon the 87-year-old woman to death in her own home.

 

Thill, C.
Justice Michels
Part FA

Possible Grand Jury Action

 

KEN GOODWIN

Goodwin is charged with 2nd Degree Murder, 1st Degree Manslaughter, and three counts of Attempted Murder and various assault charges in the stabbing death of Justin Falu and the injuring of several other party goers at a house party in Pelham Parkway on September 28th, 2014.

 

Martin, G.
Justice Villegas
Part SCA

Possible Grand Jury Action

 

JOSE ROYS

Roys is charged with 1st Degree Rape, 2nd Degree Robbery, 2nd Degree Assault, and additional crimes for the alleged Christmas Day assault, rape, and robbery 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 dragging her into a secluded area where he allegedly raped and robbed her.

Friday, February 6, 2015
ADA
Judge
Part #
Status

Defendant Name Case Details

 

Kharkover, I.
Justice Massaro
Part T-14

Possible Sentencing

OCTAVIO RIVERA Rivera faces up to 25 years to life behind bars following a conviction at trial for 1st Degree Assault for the August 2012 knife attack that seriously wounded Walter Romaine, in a dispute over drugs and money.  Because this is Rivera’s sixth violent felony, BXDA will move to have him sentenced at a higher level, under provisions of the NYS Penal Law.  Romaine and fellow crack abuser Flossey Samuels entered drug rehabilitation programs and have since made remarkable turn-arounds in their lives.

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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