CO-DEFENDANT SENTENCED IN 2010 locust hill KILLINGS

 

 

 

Westchester County District Attorney Janet DiFiore announced that Brian Roach a/k/a “London” (DOB 05/04/89) of 26 Union Place, Yonkers, New York, was sentenced today to 32 years to life in state prison on his January 2012 guilty plea to:

 

·         one count of Murder in the First Degree, a Class “A-1” Violent Felony,

·         one count of Murder in the Second Degree, a Class “A-1” Violent Felony,

·         one count of Attempted Murder in the Second Degree, a Class “B” Violent Felony.

 

Co-defendant Daniel Sanchez (DOB 10/22/86) of 238 8th Street, Brooklyn, New York, pled guilty in January 2012 to the entire indictment that charged him with:

 

·         five counts of Murder in the First Degree, Class “A” Violent Felonies,

·         six counts of Murder in the Second Degree, Class “A” Violent Felonies,

·         four counts of Attempted Murder in the Second Degree, Class “B” Violent Felonies,

·         four counts of Assault in the First Degree, Class “B” Violent Felonies,

·         one count of Robbery in the First Degree, a Class “B” Violent Felony,

·         one count of Burglary in the First Degree, a Class “B” Violent Felony,

·         and five counts of Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the Second Degree, Class “C” Felonies,

 

His sentencing will be on April 24th, 2012.

 

They both pled guilty during jury selection for their impending trial.

 

And a third defendant, Ronell Jones a/k/a “Ronelli” (DOB 07/09/88), remains at large with a warrant issued for his arrest on the following charges:

 

·         two counts of Murder in the First Degree, Class “A” Violent Felonies,

·         six counts of Murder in the Second Degree, Class “A” Violent Felonies,

·         four counts of Attempted Murder in the Second Degree, Class “B” Violent Felonies,

·         four counts of Assault in the First Degree, Class “B” Violent Felonies,

·         one count of Robbery in the First Degree, a Class “B” Violent Felony,

·         one count of Burglary in the First Degree, a Class “B” Violent Felony,

·         and three counts of Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the Second Degree, Class “C” Felonies.

 

On July 6, 2010, at approximately 1:00 am, the three defendants, all armed with handguns, committed a home invasion of Apartment 930 at 77 Locust Hill Avenue in Yonkers, New York.

 

Their intent was to rob the occupant of what they thought was a considerable amount of money located there.

 

Nine people including the tenant were inside the apartment at the time.

 

During the course of the robbery, the defendants threatened to kill all the occupants including two children, ages five and eight.

 

All three defendants, notwithstanding the tenants’ compliance with their demands, opened fire upon the occupants, killing two individuals and leaving four others with life-threatening gunshot wounds.

 

Assistant District Attorneys Michelle Lopez and John O’Rourke of the Superior Court Trial Division prosecuted the case.

 

 

 

Brian Roach a/k/a “London”