LIFE IN PRISON FOR CO-DEFENDANT IN 2010 locust hill KILLINGS

 

 

Westchester County District Attorney Janet DiFiore announced that Daniel Sanchez (DOB 10/22/86) of 238 8th Street, Brooklyn, New York, was sentenced today to five concurrent terms of life in prison on his guilty plea to:

 

·         five counts of Murder in the First Degree, Class “A-1” 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.

 

Sanchez was also sentenced to an additional 115 years in state prison.

 

Co-defendant Brian Roach a/k/a “London” (DOB 05/04/89) of 26 Union Place, Yonkers, New York, was sentenced on April 4, 2012 to 32 years to life in state prison on his guilty plea to:

 

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

 

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 robbery at Cromwell Towers located at 77 Locust Hill Avenue in Yonkers.

 

Their intent was to rob the occupant of apartment 930 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 of the occupants including two children, ages five and eight.

 

All three defendants, notwithstanding the tenants’ compliance with their demands, opened fire, killing two individuals, 21 year old Kasheem Little and 23 year old Carlton McLeod, and injuring four others including one of the children who suffered life-threatening gunshot wounds.

 

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

 

 

Daniel Sanchez