Jury selection starts Monday in the New York trial of a New Jersey man and a former Manhattan school librarian charged with conspiring to rape, torture and murder women and children.
Idelfonso Mendez pleaded guilty Thursday to gang assault, though not to any hate crime charges, in the October 3, 2010 beating that authorities described as a violent act mixed with gang ideology, sexual assault, torture and bias against gays.
NYPD Commissioner Kelly said Thursday that detectives were also looking for a man in New York City. Three others are being held without bail.
State Sen. Greg Ball (R-NY), a former Air Force officer, said the use of so-called enhanced interrogation should be available to authorities if there is an imminent risk to American security.
Republican Sen. Greg Ball of the Hudson Valley had taken heat for his Twitter posting Friday. He asked who wouldn’t want to use
torture against the second suspect in the bombing.
Twenty years ago this week the kidnapping, imprisonment, and torture of a Long Island child captured the attention of a nation.
Police say a woman suffered terrible injuries while she was held prisoner by an ex-boyfriend. On Friday he was charged with attempted murder, assault and kidnapping.
The NYPD says the first seven gang members charged in a sadistic spree of violence against two teens and a man all because they were gay have shown no remorse.
Police are hunting down the last suspect in a heinous hate crime in the Bronx amid cries for the suspect to surrender to police.