Cartagena has been charged with the murder of his girlfriend, 32-year-old Yanira Martinez. She was killed on March 26 while walking to pick up her 5-year-old daughter from school.
Cong Xu, 21, and Renhang Qui, 22, both from Brooklyn, were charged with burglary, attempted robbery and criminal possession of a weapon. Xu is also charged with attempted murder of a police officer.
John Jay College of Criminal Justice professor Michele Galietta said the officer was confronted with a split-second choice when a masked man holding 21-year-old Hofstra University student Andrea Rebello in a headlock pointed a loaded handgun at him.
Irene Luetje’s body was found by contractors about five miles from her apartment in the front yard of a Sandy-damaged home on Ocean Avenue last Thursday, police said.
Bail was set at $120,000 for 25-year-old James Ryan. He was arraigned in First District Court in Hempstead on vehicular manslaughter, reckless endangerment, criminal possession of a control substance, driving while intoxicated and other charges.
The boat was to be pulled out of the water later Wednesday night, but officials would not say when to avoid the media caravan and spectacle.
Recent Facebook postings led cops to open up an unsolved Long Island crime from the ‘80s.