ON SECOND DEGREE MURDER CHARGE
Westchester County District Attorney Janet DiFiore announced that Michael Saunders
· one count of Murder in the Second Degree, a class “A” Felony,
· one count of Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the Second Degree, a class “C” Felony,
· one count of Assault, in the Second Degree, a class “D” Felony,
· one count of Reckless Endangerment, in the First Degree, a class ”D” Felony,
relating to the death of Sabrina Durrah by shooting her in the head and chest.
exchange ended with the victim shot twice, once in the back of the head. The
infant was not immediately harmed, but was left alone and unsupervised until
the victim’s body was discovered by relatives on
Plains Police were contacted and responded to the building initiated an investigation
leading to the defendant’s arrest at his place of employment on
was remanded to the
court appearance will be on
The defendant faces a maximum sentence of 32 years to life in state prison.
Assistant District Attorney Patricia Murphy, Chief of the Superior Court Trial Division and Assistant District Attorney Wendy Parra, of the Superior Court Trial Division, are prosecuting the case.
In compliance with Disciplinary Rule 7-107A of the Code of
Professional Responsibility, you are advised that a charge is
merely an accusation and that a defendant is presumed
innocent until and unless proven guilty.