Man Accused Of Killing Imam, Assistant In Queens Makes Court AppearanceOscar Morel is charged with first degree murder and other charges in the shooting deaths of Imam Maulana Alauddin Akonjee and Thara Uddin as they were leaving a prayer service in Ozone Park in August.
Defense Attorney Raises Questions In Slayings Of Queens Imam, AssociateOscar Morel, 35, is charged with one count of first-degree murder, two counts of second-degree murder and two counts of second-degree criminal possession of a weapon.
Suspect Indicted In Slayings Of Queens Imam, AssociateThe indictment charges 35-year-old Oscar Morel with one count of first-degree murder, two counts of second-degree murder and two counts of second-degree criminal possession of a weapon, Queens District Attorney Richard Brown said.
Muslim Leaders Demand Queens Murders Be Classified As Hate CrimesMuslim leaders gathered on the steps of City Hall on Thursday, demanding that the murders of an imam and his associate in Queens be labeled as a hate crime.
Bratton: NYPD Can't Yet Classify Slayings Of Imam, Associate As Hate CrimeA suspect has been charged with the murder of an imam and his associate in Queens this past weekend, but community leaders want to know why the executions have not been classified as hate crimes.
Crews Begin Installing New Concrete Barriers Along Bronx River Parkway After Deadly AccidentThe New York State Department of Transportation is addressing safety concerns on the Bronx River Parkway three days after a horrific accident claimed the lives of seven family members, including three children.
Police Blame Speeding For Horrifying Bronx River Parkway Crash That Killed 7 Family MembersThe family was just blocks away from the home where they had planned for a family get together Sunday before their lives ended in an instant.