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Brooklyn District Attorney Eric Gonzalez. Photo: Mary Altaffer/AP

25 years to life for man who set fire to rabbi’s Brooklyn home in hate-fueled arson

March 19 | Robert Abruzzese, Courthouse Editor

A 46-year-old from Pennsylvania will spend the rest of his life in prison after he burned down three houses in Midwood in an attempt to kill a rabbi. Matthew Karelefsky, 46, of McKeesport, Pennsylvania, was sentenced to 25 years to life in prison by the Brooklyn Supreme Court on Monday for his involvement in a […]

New York City high school student charged with hate-motivated murder in killing of gay dancer

August 7 | Associated Press

MIDWOOD — Police have arrested a 17-year-old high school student on a hate-motivated murder charge in the fatal stabbing of a professional dancer during an altercation between two groups of friends at a New York City gas station last weekend. Police took the teenager into custody Friday in connection with the killing of the 28-year-old O’Shae […]