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Westchester County District Attorney Janet DiFiore announced that Charles Parsley (DOB 01/30/84) of 19 Old Mill Court, Rockville Centre, New York and Kasaun White (DOB 09/26/82) of 21 Old Mill Court, Rockville Centre, New York were sentenced today to 75 years to life in state prison on their March 2012 conviction after a jury trial of:
in connection with the murder of Sandra Hackley and the shootings of her husband Rafael Cornielle and 12 year old daughter.
Thereafter, one of the defendants was recorded on video surveillance entering the apartment building under the ruse of delivering a package to Ms. Hackley.
The male wore a United Parcel Service type shirt and he also wore some type of baseball style hat.
Additional video surveillance in the lobby showed that the second defendant had previously entered the apartment building and secreted himself in an area near Ms. Hackley’s apartment.
On several occasions, the second defendant appeared to be pacing back and forth in the building’s lobby and looking out towards the street, prior to the arrival of Ms. Hackley, her family and his accomplice.
When the victim’s husband opened the apartment door to accept the “delivery”, the two gunmen pushed their way into the apartment and fired their handguns.
The victim’s husband was shot multiple times in the doorway.
Ms. Hackley was shot five times in the living room and died at the scene. Her twelve year old daughter was shot once in the leg.
The two gunmen fled through the front
door of the building, out onto
An extensive investigation was
initiated by detectives from the Yonkers Police Department in which they
developed information leading them to the two suspects in
suspect, English Thomas (DOB
Both defendants were previously remanded to the Westchester County Jail.
Charles Parsley Kasaun White