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June 20, 2017 | New York Post

A depraved sex fiend who lured an escort to a fleabag hotel on the Upper West Side and brutally raped her was sentenced to 14 years to life in prison Tuesday as his victim blasted him as “the devil” in court. The former assistant manager at the crime-ridden hotel, formerly known as the Rodeway Inn, locked the young woman in a room,...

June 20, 2017 | New York Daily News

An assistant hotel manager who kidnapped an escort, tied her up and raped her at knifepoint repeatedly at a hotel near Central Park where he worked, was sentenced to 14 years to life in prison on Tuesday. “Today is the day you’re going to die,” former Rodeway Inn employee Farhan Khan, 28, told the victim during the terrifying...

June 17, 2017 | NY1

New Yorkers with outstanding summonses received a fresh start Saturday. The Manhattan district attorney's office hosted its third "clean slate" warrant forgiveness event. Early risers lined up at the Beth Gospel Assembly Church in East Harlem for a chance at a fresh start. Dozens of New Yorkers from the five boroughs with low-level offenses, like...

June 16, 2017 | Patch

A Brooklyn man who brutally beat and stabbed his ex-girlfriend before he was shot by police has been sentenced to 23.5 years in prison, prosecutors said on Thursday. Brian Quattrocchi, 39, was convicted in March of attempted murder and kidnapping in the January 2015 assault. Quattrocchi attacked his ex-girlfriend inside her Lower East Side apartment twice, the second time sending her...

June 16, 2017 | New York Daily News

A Brooklyn man was sentenced Thursday to more than 23 years in prison for a terrifying attack on his ex-girlfriend inside their Manhattan apartment. Brian Quattrocchi, 39, knifed and pummeled his former flame after police showed up at their home in the Vladeck Houses on Madison St. on the Lower East Side in January 2015....“Brian Quattrocchi's...

June 14, 2017 | New York Daily News

A jilted ex-boyfriend was convicted Tuesday of murdering his longtime girlfriend outside their 2-year-old's day care center in Harlem. It took a jury about an hour to find Eugene Miller, 33, guilty of killing 30-year-old Rosetta Ewell in July 2015. Ewell, a mother of three, dropped off their toddler at a child...

June 14, 2017 | Newsday

A Queens man pleaded guilty Tuesday to slashing two men in unrelated incidents, causing nerve damage to one victim and forcing the other to get more than 70 stitches, according to the Manhattan District Attorney’s office. Francis Salud, 29, pleaded guilty in New York State Supreme Court to the top count of each indictment, first-degree assault and second-degree...

June 13, 2017 | Good Day New York

DA Vance discusses guns, terrorism, and opposition to the Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act, which if passed would require New York to honor concealed carry weapons permits issued in other states, on Fox 5's Good Day New York.

June 08, 2017 | DNAinfo

An East Village man was sentenced to 50 years to life in prison for shooting a 19-year-old man and then gunning down an aspiring rapper on Avenue D several months later, the Manhattan District Attorney said Wednesday. Shaquille Fuller, 24, was sentenced in New York Supreme Court after being convicted of murder, attempted murder, assault and criminal possession of a weapon...

May 25, 2017 | Associated Press

Seven ancient statues and pottery vessels are headed back to their homeland in Italy after authorities said they tracked down the stolen items in New York City.Dating back as far as the eighth century B.C., the artifacts were looted by Italian tomb raiders in the 1990s, then were smuggled out of the country and eventually turned up at two New York art galleries, the Manhattan...