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Nov. 23, 2015 -- Westchester County District Attorney Janet DiFiore announced today that Joaquin Recinos Garcia (DOB 07/25/88) of 95 Riverdale Ave., Yonkers, NY was arraigned on a 10-count indictment charging him with:

  • one count of Murder in the First Degree, a class "A-1" Felony,
  • two counts of Murder in the Second Degree, class "A" Felonies,
  • two counts of Robbery in the First Degree, class "B" Felonies,
  • one count of Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the Second Degree, a class "C" Felony,
  • four counts of Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the Fourth Degree, class "A" Misdemeanors.

On Aug. 24, 2015 at approximately 6:40 a.m. a jogger running along Route 133 in the Town of Ossining found by the side of the road the decomposing body of 62-year-old Luis Blanco of Yonkers.

An autopsy carried out by the Westchester Medical Examiner's Office determined that Blanco suffered a bullet wound to the back of his head. He had also been stabbed multiple times in the head, neck and torso.

A homicide investigation was carried out by the Ossining Village Police Department, the Yonkers Police Department and investigator's from the D.A.'s Office. Their investigation revealed that the defendant owed the victim money. Blanco was scheduled to meet with Garcia on Aug. 19, 2015, the day the victim went missing.

It was determined that the defendant along with another man, an unindicted co-conspirator, picked up the victim in the defendant's Ford SUV in Yonkers on Aug. 19. Garcia told Blanco that he could not pay the money he owed him. When Blanco threatened to inform Garcia's employer, Garcia became angry, brandished a screwdriver and demanded Garcia hand over all his valuables.

Garcia then proceeded to stab the victim multiple times. The other man in the back seat of the SUV then shot Blanco once in the back of the head.

The defendant was arrested by Ossining Village Police on Sept. 18, 2015.

He was remanded.

The defendant's next court date is Dec. 8, 2015.

He faces a maximum sentence of 25 years to life without parole.

Assistant District Attorneys Lana Hochheiser and Julia Cornachio of the Superior Court Trial Division are prosecuting the case.

 

Joaquin Recinos-Garcia

Joaquin Recinos-Garcia

 

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