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Cory Martin, a 36-year-old from Rosedale, Queens, was found guilty in federal court on Monday of dismembering a woman and attempting to collect life insurance.Photo courtesy of the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the EDNY

Canarsie Park carnage: Queens man convicted in grisly murder-for-insurance scheme

March 4 | Robert Abruzzese, Courthouse Editor

A 36-year-old from Queens was found guilty by a federal jury in Brooklyn on Monday on charges related to the murder and dismemberment of a woman in a scheme to collect life insurance benefits. The verdict against Cory Martin, of Rosedale, includes murder for hire, murder-for-hire conspiracy, wire-fraud conspiracy, aggravated identity theft and fraudulent use […]

The intersection of Glenwood Road and East 105th Street in Brooklyn where Gary Turner allegedly struck and killed a pedestrian with his 2017 Dodge Caravan while under the influence of alcohol on Jan. 31, around 6:45 p.m.Screenshot via Google Street View

Canarsie man faces vehicular manslaughter charges after fatal drunk driving incident

March 1 | Robert Abruzzese, Courthouse Editor

District Attorney Eric Gonzalez announced the indictment of Gary Turner, 47, of Canarsie, on charges of vehicular manslaughter on Wednesday. The indictment comes after Turner allegedly struck and killed 68-year-old pedestrian Luis Garcia while driving under the influence. According to the district attorney, the incident occurred on Jan. 31, around 6:45 P.M., when Turner, driving […]

From left: Gardy Brazela, president of the 69th Precinct Community Council, and Capt. Dion Hinds (far right) at 69th Precinct Community Council.Photos: Arthur DeGaeta

The 69th Precinct Community Council: ‘A bridge between police and community’ 

December 7 | Wayne Daren Schneiderman  

Full slideshow below The 69th Precinct Community Council’s annual holiday celebration was held at the Midget Squadron Yacht Club on a windy, rainy and ominous evening this past Friday in Canarsie, honoring men and women in blue. Adulation was most certainly in the air, in the form of acknowledgement by a number of elected officials, […]