County District Attorney Janet DiFiore announced that Dameon Bodie (DOB
relating to his actions which resulted in the death of Richard Reid.
victim, 44 year old Richard Reid, and the defendant began to fight on the
The defendant slashed the victim multiple times about the body, specifically the neck area, resulting in the victim’s death.
A neighbor called 911 and the defendant’s girlfriend attempted to stop the bleeding on the victim, who was the father of her baby.
Mount Vernon Police arrived at the scene.
defendant fled the scene and was taken by another person to
New Rochelle Police were called to the hospital after the defendant, who gave a false name initially, claimed he was the victim of a robbery.
New Rochelle Police learned that a homicide involving the defendant had occurred
defendant was arrested by Mount Vernon Police on
Following the verdict, the defendant was remanded.
faces a maximum sentence of 25 years to life in state prison when sentenced
Assistant District Attorney John O’Rourke, Chief of the Major Case Bureau, and Assistant District Attorney Alexis Celestin of the Narcotics and Firearms Bureau, are prosecuting the case.