On February 15, 2014, Baltimore Ravens NFL player, Ray Rice, and his then fiancee, Janay Palmer, were both arrested on simple assault charges at the Revel Casino in Atlantic City. Since the video of the incident has appeared, Mr. Rice's charges were elevated to Aggravated Assault, and he was indicted on that charge on March 27, 2014. Mr. Rice and Ms. Palmer were married the next day.
Domestic violence does not discriminate. It is a societal problem and it transcends all different economic groups, from the very rich to the very poor. On August 7, 2014, approximately 3:30 a.m., Greg Oden, an NBA player, was arrested for allegedly punching his ex-girlfriend in the face. The incident is alleged to have happened in Indianapolis. You can read all about it in the link below.
Corey Dunton, who is only 16 years old, is being charged as an adult in the shooting that left two young men, one only 14 years old, injured. Unfortunately, the news reports that the 14-year-old may be paralyzed from the waist down.
FORMER QUEENS and BROOKLYN NYC RESIDENT MASSACRES TWELVE AT THE CAPITAL'S NAVY YARD
Andrea Rebello, a 21 year old Hofstra student was accidentally shot and killed by a Nassau County police officer. The unfortunate incident unraveled when the suspect, Dalton Smith, who was shot and killed by the officer, invaded the home of Andrea Rebello, and her twin sister Jessica Rebello. They both shared the off campus house with 2 other students. The ski- masked intruder, Dalton Smith, had Andrea Rebello in a headlock when the Nassau County Police arrived. Smith took aim at the police officer involved in the shooting, and the officer, faced with a split second decision, fired 8 times. 7 bullets hit and killed the suspect. Unfortunately 1 fatal shot hit the victim, Andrea Rebello.The masked intruder had allowed Andrea's twin sister, Jessica, to leave the house to withdraw money for the intruder, Dalton Smith. She was warned that if she called the police or did not return within minutes he would shoot and kill the remaining occupants of the house he was holding hostage. Jessica called 911, and the Nassau County police immediately responded to the house. That is when the unfortunate incident unfolded.Had the masked gunman not been killed in the incident, he would be facing a variety of criminal charges, such as, Murder, Attempted Murder, Kidnapping, Burglary, Trespass, Criminal Possession of a Weapon, Menacing, and possibly other charges, such as Assault. Andrea Rebello's funeral is scheduled for Wednesday, May 21, 2013, in Sleepy Hollow, NY, near her hometown of Tarrytown in Westchester County. We extend our deepest sympathies to the family and friends of Andrea Rebello. The circumstances of the shooting remain under investigation.I am CRIMINAL ATTORNEY Luke Scardigno in QUEENS and can be contacted at718 261-5151, or at [email protected].