TWO YEARS TO
Westchester County District Attorney Janet DiFiore announced that Dante Thatcher (DOB 07/17/89) of 47 Riverdale Avenue, Yonkers, New York, was sentenced today to twenty two years to life in state prison on his January 30th, 2012 guilty plea to:
relating to death of Martin Antonio Perez.
along with an accomplice, Xavier Goodwine (DOB
Goodwine, the non-shooter, previously pled guilty to:
and will be sentenced on
The delivery person, Martin Perez, was confronted by the defendant as the elevator doors opened on the 18th floor. Thatcher displayed a handgun and demanded money.
The victim resisted the robbery, turned on the two and chased them down a stairwell.
As he was running away, the defendant fired his handgun at the victim, striking him once in the face.
The victim’s body was found on the 12th floor stairwell.
Both defendants fled the scene.
Police initiated an investigation which ultimately resulted in the apprehension of both defendants.
Assistant District Attorney John O’Rourke, Chief of the Major Crimes Bureau, prosecuted the case.