SPRINGFIELD GARDENS — Springfield Gardens resident Christopher Heron was sentenced to 22 years to life in prison Monday for murdering a fellow taxi driver in Nassau County in 2011, according to Nassau District Attorney Kathleen Rice. Comment.
What a sad day for Queens. Former state Sen. Shirley Huntley was sentenced to a year and a day in prison for stealing $87,000 from her own nonprofit to go shopping after secretly recording nine Democratic colleagues at her home in southeast Queens. Comments (1).
A Brooklyn federal judge last week sentenced former state Sen. Shirley Huntley to a year and one day in prison for stealing taxpayer dollars, but said in the past the court had proven to be imperfect in deterring such corruption. Comment.
A Long Island City man who allegedly went on a carjacking and robbery spree in the borough last week is being held without bail and was ordered to undergo a psychiatric evaluation, the district attorney’s office said. Comment.
HOLLIS — A Hollis woman known as the “Sweetheart Swindler” was sentenced Wednesday to one year to three years in prison on charges she jumped bail in 2007, the district attorney said. She will serve the sentence consecutively with hard time accrued from another case. Comment.
A Queens man who allegedly let his 5-year-old daughter run around Ditmars Park with an illegal BB gun was arraigned on charges of reckless endangerment last Friday, the district attorney said, and an Astoria legislator said the father made the situation worse by allegedly resisting arrest. Comment.
Police were looking for a man described as a person of interest in connection with the fatal stabbing of a 21-year-old, who police said stumbled over to officers for help in South Richmond Hill Sunday. Comments (1).
A Queens father arraigned on charges Friday of shooting illegal BB guns in a crowded Astoria park and then letting his five-year-old daughter wave one of the guns around at other children, the Queens district attorney said. Comments (1).