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Woman found dead in box in East Flatbush

June 24 | Brooklyn Eagle Staff

FLATBUSH — POLICE ON FRIDAY found a gruesome scene in East Flatbush, reports NBC News: responding to a 911 call placed by a social worker at a Linden Avenue apartment shortly after noon, officers discovered the body of resident Shirley Awer, age 67, stuffed inside of a box, with visible head trauma. Paramedics pronounced her […]

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Argument over marijuana sale leads to 21-year sentence for Brooklyn shooter

May 22 | Robert Abruzzese, Courthouse Editor

A 22-year-old from Brooklyn was sentenced to 21 years in prison on Tuesday for the fatal shooting of a teenager and the injury of another during a 2020 marijuana sale that turned violent in East Flatbush. Brooklyn Supreme Court Justice John Hecht handed down the sentence to Nasir Perez, which includes five years of post-release […]

Brooklyn District Attorney Eric Gonzalez announced the exoneration of Steven Carrington, who served over 23 years for a crime he did not commit. Photo: Jennifer Peltz/AP

Brooklyn man exonerated after 23 years for 1995 lumberyard murder

May 17 | Robert Abruzzese, Courthouse Editor

District Attorney Eric Gonzalez announced on Thursday that he will move to vacate the conviction of Steven Carrington, 56, who was wrongfully convicted of participating in a botched robbery in East Flatbush in 1995, resulting in a fatal shooting. Carrington served over 23 years in prison and was released in 2018. The reinvestigation by the […]