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February 17, 2017 | DNAinfo

A teen who opened fire during a fight over a coat at the Bryant Park skating rink, leaving a 14-year-old paralyzed from the waist down, was sentenced to 25 years in prison, according to the Manhattan District Attorney's Office. Cory Dunton, 19, was sentenced Friday after being convicted last month of attempted murder, assault, criminal possession of a weapon and...

February 16, 2017 | New York Times

The officers, Detectives Sasha Cordoba and Kevin Desormeau, were arrested on Thursday and appeared in State Supreme Court in Manhattan. Both were charged with first-degree offering a false instrument for filing, and Detective Cordoba was also charged with first-degree perjury and making a punishable false written statement. The two...

February 15, 2017 | DNAInfo

A Harlem choir teacher was sentenced to up to life in prison Wednesday for sexually abusing two students at the elementary school where he worked, prosecutors said. Darnelle Watts, 29, abused the 10 and 12 year old boys at Promise Academy II between September 2014 and June 2015, according to the Manhattan District Attorney's office...

February 14, 2017 | New York Times

Pedro Hernandez, a former bodega stock clerk who confessed to luring 6-year-old Etan Patz into a basement and attacking him, was found guilty on Tuesday of murder and kidnapping, a long-awaited step toward closure in a case that bedeviled investigators for decades and changed forever the way parents watched over their children.

A Manhattan jury...

February 14, 2017 | USA Today

As prosecutors, our business is public safety. And our experience at the helm of Prosecutors Against Gun Violence – a bipartisan coalition advancing prosecutorial and policy solutions to the crisis of gun violence in our cities and towns — informs us that people with serious mental illness should not have unfettered access to guns.

February 10, 2017 | Courthouse News Service

Stolen from a burial ground west of Thessaloniki in 1989, an ancient Greek sarcophagus fragment inspired stirring words of praise, poetry and gratitude at a repatriation ceremony on Friday. “Whoever neglects the arts has lost the past and is dead to the future,” Greece’s consul general Konstantinos Koutras proclaimed, prefacing his remarks...

January 26, 2017 | CBS New York

A teenage suspect was convicted Wednesday in a double shooting at the Bryant Park ice skating rink that left a boy paralyzed. Cory Dunton, 19, was convicted in the Nov. 9, 2013 shooting at the rink. 

January 12, 2017 | PIX 11

A man who hacked his wife with a meat cleaver was sentenced to 13 years in prison Wednesday, Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance said. Ming Guang Huang, 32, attacked his then-23-year-old-wife on a Chinatown sidewalk in February 2013, court documents show. She suffered deep gashes to her head, neck and body.

January 10, 2017 | DNAinfo

A pair of grifters who bashed a Manhattan homeowner into unconsciousness and then looted his apartment last year were sentenced to prison Monday, the DA’s office said.

January 05, 2017 | New York Post

A 32-member crack cocaine-trafficking ring was brought down and 21 members hauled into a Manhattan courtroom on conspiracy and related charges Wednesday...“These arrests shutter an alleged criminal organization that pumped narcotics into a quiet residential neighborhood 24 hours a day, seven days a week,” Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr...