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July 29, 2016 -- Acting Westchester County District Attorney James A. McCarty announced that Berinzon Moronta (DOB 10/25/98) of 55 Storm Street, Tarrytown, New York pled guilty today to:

  • one count of Manslaughter in the First Degree, a class “B” Violent Felony

in the stabbing death of Tahj Robinson.  

On Oct. 9, 2015 at approximately 11:12 p.m., a 911 call reported that someone had been stabbed inside Barnhart Park in Sleepy Hollow.

When police and EMS arrived on the scene they found Robinson unresponsive on the ground, bleeding from various wounds. He was transported to Westchester Medical Center where he was pronounced dead at 11:54 p.m. that evening.

An investigation revealed that Moronta along with several others entered the park with the express purpose of locating and injuring the victim.

Moronta approached Robinson and began stabbing the victim with a knife resulting in multiple stab wounds to the torso including wounds to the heart and lungs.

The defendant was arrested on Oct. 10 by Westchester County Police in a joint investigation with the Sleepy Hollow Police Department.

He will be sentenced on Sept. 14, 2016.

Moronta’s remand is continued.

The defendant faces a maximum sentence of 25 years to life.

Assistant District Attorneys Laura Murphy and Joseph Servino of the Superior Court Trial Division are prosecuting the case.

 

Berinzon Moronta

Berinzon Moronta