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Death in East New York ruled as homicide

January 17 | By Christina Carrega Brooklyn Daily Eagle

Police have deemed the death of a 40-year-old woman, found unconscious inside her East New York apartment in October 2018, as a homicide. Loretta Witherspoon was found in the living room of her fifth-floor apartment of the Linden Houses unconscious and unresponsive. When the ambulance arrived on the scene Oct. 3, Witherspoon was pronounced dead. […]

Alleged heroin dealers busted for distributing dope in Queens, Brooklyn

January 16 | By Jonathan Sperling Brooklyn Daily Eagle

Five alleged heroin dealers, who used luxury vehicles as code names for their high-purity wares, were indicted for distributing the drug throughout Queens and Brooklyn, federal prosecutors announced on Wednesday. Law enforcement agents executed a search warrant on three of the alleged dealers’ homes, two of their vehicles and two additional stash houses. The agents […]

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Man charged with stealing elderly neighbor’s deed to East New York home

January 15 | By Raanan Geberer Brooklyn Daily Eagle

A man who had been hired to help care for his elderly, diabetic neighbor in East New York has been charged with stealing and trying to sell the 85-year-old man’s home. Jordan Horsford, 29, was indicted Wednesday on 12 counts, including grand larceny and identity theft. The elderly man hired Horsford in 2016, according to […]