Tuesday, July 05, 2005

Brooklyn Youth Denied Bail in Killing During IPod Theft

William K. Rashbaum and Matthew Sweeney write in The New York Times (registration required):

A Brooklyn teenager was arraigned yesterday on murder charges in the killing of a 15-year-old boy, who the authorities say was stabbed to death after more than a dozen youngsters set upon him and three friends and stole an iPod from one of them.

The teenager, Darran Samuel, 16, was ordered held without bail at his arraignment before Criminal Court Judge Michael A. Gary in Brooklyn on charges of second-degree murder, assault, attempted robbery and weapons possession in the attack, which left Christopher Rose dead. Darran did not enter a plea, but his lawyer, Kleon C. Andreadis, speaking after the brief proceeding, said that his client had not stabbed the 15-year-old.

Another youth, Daryl Stephen, 17, who was also arrested after the attack late Saturday afternoon on Avenue D near 40th Street in the Farragut section of East Flatbush, was released after prosecutors in the office of Brooklyn District Attorney Charles J. Hynes declined to bring charges, according to a spokesman for the office, Orlando Rivera.


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