Wearing red to honor Andrew McMorris, a Wading River scout who was killed by an alleged drunk driver last fall, nearly 100 friends and family members filled an arraignment room in Central Islip Tuesday for what they believed would be the end of a six-month ordeal. READ
A 24-year-old Medford man died in a car accident in Manorville late Monday night, Riverhead Police said. READ
A seventh-grade Shoreham-Wading River Middle School student was killed and four others were injured after a drunken driver crashed into a group of friends out on a hike in Manorville Sunday afternoon, according to officials. READ
A monthslong investigation by the Suffolk sheriff’s office uncovered a hidden marijuana operation in Manorville that resulted in one arrest. 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
A Manorville man accused of killing two women whose bodies were found in wooded areas in East Patchogue and Holbrook more than 20 years ago has been convicted of two counts of second-degree murder.
DNA evidence found on two murdered prostitutes doesn’t mean John Bittrolff killed the woman, it just means he had sex with them, defense attorney William Keahon said Monday in his closing statement of the murder case against Mr. Bittrolff.
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.