A wrong-way driver who crashed into and killed an Aquebogue man in a 2015 collision on Sunrise Highway in Yaphank was convicted Monday of manslaughter and driving while intoxicated, but was acquitted of second-degree murder by depraved indifference and reckless endangerment. READ
John Bittrolff, the 51-year-old Manorville carpenter who was found guilty of murdering two women and dumping their bodies in the woods more than 20 years ago, was sentenced to two consecutive sentences of 25 years to life in prison Tuesday by Suffolk County Supreme Court Justice Richard Ambro. READ
The prosecution labeled it “a case about science and the use of DNA in its infancy.”
The defense said it’s a tale of corruption with a chapter on destroying evidence that might have implicated police officers in the murder of two prostitutes.
A witness to a fatal 2013 Flanders home invasion was unable to identify any of the intruders during testimony in the trial of the accused gunman Tuesday. READ
The ex-girlfriend of Messiah Booker, the Brentwood man who stands accused of killing Riverhead High School graduate Demitri Hampton during a 2013 home invasion, testified Wednesday that Mr. Booker told her he fired the shot that killed Mr. Hampton.
Four suspects charged in the 2013 murder of beloved Riverhead High School graduate and Suffolk County Community College student Demitri Hampton are likely to face trial in 2017, according to prosecutors. READ
A 19-year-old Amityville man who pleaded guilty to killing another Amityville man, dumping the body in Manorville and setting it on fire was sentenced to 23 years to life in prison at a court appearance last week. READ
Two men accused of killing an Amityville man and setting his body on fire in Manorville last year have pleaded guilty to murder charges, defense attorneys confirmed Wednesday. READ