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Double Murder Arrest in Woodbury
Nassau County District Attorney Kathleen Rice has announced that three men have been charged in the March 2009 abduction and killing of two African immigrants. Ex-New York Jets linebacker Jonathan Vilma owns the condo where one of the murders took place in Woodbury.
On March 26, 2009 Rice stated that Kevin McLeod, Andre Dickenson and Jovany Henrius, who is a cousin of Vilma's, participated in the abduction of Sekou Sackor and Ansu Keita, two African immigrants from the Bronx. The victims were taken to Vilma's condo. According to police Vilma has not been accused of any wrong doing in the case.
Evidence has indicated that Keita and Sackor were attempting to run a “black money scam” against the three defendants, which resulted in Keita and Sackor being picked up and then shot to death.
Two people were seen throwing a body off the Paerdegat Basin Bridge in Brooklyn, approximately two hours after a shot had been heard in the vicinity of Vilma’s Woodbury residence. Responding NYPD officers found Sackor’s body in the water beneath the bridge.
Keita’s body was found on March 27 on a deserted street in Queens. Police believe that Keita was killed in the condo, while Sackor was killed and being driven to the dumping site, where his body was later found.
Dickenson, 31, of Brooklyn, is charged with first-degree murder, three counts of second-degree murder, two counts of first-degree kidnapping and other charges.
McLeod, 31, of Queens, and Henrius, 31, of Brooklyn, are charged with three counts of second-degree murder, two counts of first-degree kidnapping and other charges.
Bail was set in the amount of $1 million in cash for McLeod and Henrius. Henrius is due back in court June 8, while McLeod is due back in court June 2. Dickenson was scheduled to be arraigned on May 18, 2011.
Plainview Teen Dies in Parkway Crash
An 18-year-old graduate died Friday when he lost control of his eastbound car and struck a tree on the Northern State Parkway.
State Police said, of 25 Bradford Road, Plainview, was trying to leave the Parkway at the Manetto Hill Road exit when he failed to negotiate a curve. Espenas' 1999 Ford struck an exit sign and then slammed into a tree. The crash happened at 2:36 p.m. Friday May 13, State Police said.
Police believe speed was a factor in the crash.
Plainview firefighters responded to the scene and removed the victim from the wreckage. He was transported to Plainview hospital, where he was pronounced dead, State Police said. Eyewitnesses said the wreckage was strewn all over the eastbound roadway.
Espenas graduated fromHigh School last June. His Facebook page indicated he was a student at Nassau Community College in Garden City.
The Second Precinct also reported:
- On May 10, burglary, N. Broadway, Hicksville, window entry, laptop stolen.
- On May 12, robbery, Old Country Road, Plainview, undetermined cash loss.
- On May 13, criminal mischief, Morgan Street, Hicksville, window on automobile broken.
- On May 13, criminal mischief, Scrappy Auto Body, Hicksville, automobile damaged.
- On May 13, burglary, Gleemex, Hicksville, Blackberry cell phone stolen.
- On May 13, criminal mischief, Channel 21 Drive, Plainview, fence knocked down.
- On May 14, petit larceny, Miller Circle, Hicksville, unauthorized transaction.
- On May 16, criminal mischief, Hollywood Glamour, Hicksville, lock on building damaged.
- On May 16, grand larceny, Kawaski, Hicksville, Yamaha jet ski/Yamaha automobile stolen.
- On May 16, petit larceny, Benjamin Avenue, Hicksville, Northface backpack/Dell laptop stolen from automobile.
- On May 16, petit larceny, Combs Avenue, Hicksville, cash/perfume/phone charger/GPS stolen from automobile.
- On May 17, petit larceny, Snuggs Lane, Hicksville, flashlight/cash stolen from automobile.
- On May 18, grand larceny, Planet Fitness, Hicksville, camera/papers/cash stolen from automobile.
- On May 18, petit larceny, Smiths Pharmacy, Hicksville, cash stolen.
Second Precinct Arrests Reports:
Police arrested the following:
- On May 11, Lauren Guidice, 20, petit larceny, Top of FormSears, Hicksville.
- On May 12, Maureen F. Bodo, 42, petit larceny, Target, Broadway Mall.
- On May 13, Elmer Ortiz, 23, criminal trespassing, Kuhl Avenue, Hicksville.
- On May 13, Kaisem Watkins, 23, petit larceny, Sears, Hicksville.
- On May 14, Naomi Aghabekian, 51, petit larceny, Shop Rite, Plainview.
- On May 15, Denise Noonan, 20, Possession of dangerous weapon, 4th degree, Ring Road, Hicksville.
- On May 15, Christopher Champlin, 22, aggravated unlicensed, 2nd degree, Ring Road, Hicksville.
- On May 15, Timothy Janickey, 42, petit larceny, Target, Broadway Mall.
- On May 17, Jorge Loredo, 26, aggravated unlicensed, 2nd degree, Cantiague Rock Road, Hicksville.
- On May 17, James Bolson, 43, petit larceny, Duffy Avenue, Hicksville.