pair convicted in
County District Attorney Janet DiFiore announced that Charles Parsley (DOB
in connection with the murder of Sandra Hackley and the shootings of her husband Rafael Cornielle and 12 year old daughter.
Thereafter, one of the defendants was recorded on video surveillance entering the apartment building under the ruse of delivering a package to Ms. Hackley.
The male wore a shirt that said “
Additional video surveillance in the lobby showed that the second defendant had previously entered the apartment building and secreted himself in an area near Ms. Hackley’s apartment.
On several occasions, the second defendant appeared to be pacing back and forth in the building’s lobby and looking out towards the street, prior to the arrival of Ms. Hackley, her family and his accomplice.
When the victim’s husband opened the apartment door to accept the “delivery”, the two gunmen pushed their way into the apartment and fired their handguns.
The victim’s husband was shot multiple times in the doorway.
Ms. Hackley was shot five times in the living room and died at the scene. Her twelve year old daughter was shot once in the leg.
The two gunmen fled through the front
door of the building, out onto
An extensive investigation was
initiated by detectives from the Yonkers Police Department in which they
developed information leading them to the two suspects in
suspect, English Thomas (DOB
“These defendants planned and carried out the murder of a woman, the shooting of her husband and twelve year old daughter, then calmly left the crime scene and were driven off, all as residents in the community were in and around the area, said District Attorney Janet DiFiore after the jury’s verdict. “The meticulous crime scene analyses, aggressive follow up on numerous leads and shoe leather investigative work by detectives from the Yonkers Police Department are what led to these two defendants, their subsequent arrests and today’s convictions.”
Both defendants were previously remanded to the Westchester County Jail.
Sentencing will be on
They face a maximum of twenty five years to life in state prison.
Kasaun White Charles Parsley