Janet DiFiore

Erik Refvik (credit: Westchester County District Attorney's Office)

DA: White Plains Firefighter Pleads Guilty To All Charges In Deadly Wrong-Way Crash

A White Plains firefighter has pleaded guilty to a 16-count indictment in connection with a deadly wrong-way crash last year, prosecutors announced Friday.


Clarence Thomas and Kayan Johns (Credit: Westchester County District Attorney's Office)

Couple Pleads Guilty In Death Of 6-Month-Old Daughter In Westchester

Clarence Thomas, of Yonkers, pleaded guilty to second-degree manslaughter in the death of his daughter Natalia Johns.


Lacey Spears was convicted in the death of her son, Garnett Spears (inset) on Monday, March 2. (Credit: CBS2)

Lacey Spears Convicted Of Killing Her 5-Year-Old Son With Lethal Dose Of Salt

The jury deliberated for 2 1/2 days and found Spears, 27, guilty of second-degree, depraved indifference murder.


Alberto Plasencia (credit: Westchester County District Attorney's Office)

Yonkers Man Sentenced 2 To 6 Years For Fatal Asphalt Toss

Westchester County District Attorney Janet DiFiore said Alberto Plasencia, 28, was sentenced Tuesday. He pleaded guilty to manslaughter in June.


Mario Garcia-Sura (Credit: Westchester County District Attorney's Office)

Yonkers Man Gets 5 to 15 Years In Prison For Fatal DWI Crash

Mario Garcia-Sura was sentenced to five to 15 years in prison for aggravated vehicular homicide and driving while intoxicated.


FILE -- Kerry Kennedy (credit: Getty Images)

Kerry Kennedy’s DUI Comments Anger Relative Of Taconic Crash Victims

Kennedy, in an appearance on the “Today” show Monday, said Westchester County prosecutors “have a police of pursuing every case of driving under the influence.”


Richard Dinizo pleaded guilty to three counts of predatory sexual child assault in a New York state case (credit: Handout)

Westchester Basketball Coach Sentenced 25 Years To Life For Sexually Abusing Girls

Westchester County District Attorney Janet DiFiore announced that Richard Dinizo, of Cortlandt Manor, was sentenced Tuesday after pleading guilty to three counts of predatory sexual child assault.


Richard Dinizo (credit: Handout)

Westchester Coach Admits To Sexually Abusing Young Girls

A former Westchester County basketball coach has admitted in court that he committed sex acts against three grade-school girls.


Nelson Acevedo (credit: Westchester County District Attorney)

DA: New Rochelle Counselor Charged With Raping Patient

Nelson Acevedo was arraigned Tuesday on rape and sexual abuse charges, Westchester County District Attorney Janet DiFiore said.


English Thomas was sentenced to 25 years to life in prison on murder and other charges. (credit: Westchester County DA's Office)

LI Man Involved In 2010 Yonkers Murder Sentenced To 25 Years To Life

English Thomas of Uniondale was sentenced Monday for his conviction on murder and other charges. Sandra Hackley was killed in April 2010 at her Yonkers home.


Gov. Andrew Cuomo (file / credit: Governor's Office)

Gov. Cuomo Appoints New Head For Troubled Ethics Board

Cuomo said lawyer Daniel Horwitz, a former assistant district attorney in Manhattan, will take over from Westchester County District Attorney Janet DiFiore as head of the Joint Commission on Public Ethics.


Silvio Raul Illescas (credit: Westchester County District Attorney's Office)

DA: Elmford Man Indicted For Violent Sex Assaults In Westchester

Silvio Raul Illescas was arraigned on 28 charges including predatory sexual assault, attempted murder, rape, unlawful imprisonment, robbery and other charges.


Kujtim Nicaj (credit: Handout)

Rye Super Sentenced To 6 Years For Having Sex With Tenant’s Labrador Retriever

The Westchester County district attorney says Kujtim Nicaj of Rye was sentenced Tuesday to 6 1/2 years behind bars.


Beatrice Camper, John Murray (credit: Handout)

Wife, Boyfriend Arraigned On Murder Charges In Death Of Peekskill Cabbie

Beatrice Camper, 60, and her boyfriend John Murray, 60, were remanded to the Westchester County Jail. The two are accused of murdering Terry Camper for his insurance money.


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DA: No Criminal Charges In Death Of Yonkers Student

An investigation has determined that no criminal charges are warranted in the death of 16-year-old Corey Foster who was restrained at a school for troubled children.