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Sept. 14, 2016 -- Acting Westchester County District Attorney James A. McCarty announced that Berinzon Moronta (DOB 10/25/98) of 55 Storm Street, Tarrytown, NY was sentenced today to twenty years in state prison after having pled guilty on July 29, 2016 to:

  • one count of Manslaughter in the First Degree, a class “B” Violent Felony

in the stabbing death of Tahj Robinson. 

On Oct. 9, 2015 at approximately 11:12 p.m., a 911 call reported that someone had been stabbed inside Barnhart Park in Sleepy Hollow.

When police and EMS arrived on the scene, they found Robinson unresponsive on the ground, bleeding from various wounds. He was transported to Westchester Medical Center where he was pronounced dead at 11:54 p.m. that evening.

An investigation revealed that Moronta, along with several others, entered the park with the express purpose of locating and injuring the victim.

Moronta approached Robinson and began stabbing the victim with a knife, resulting in multiple stab wounds to the torso, including wounds to the heart and lungs.

The defendant was arrested on Oct. 10, 2015 by Westchester County Police in a joint investigation with the Sleepy Hollow Police Department.

Moronta was remanded into the custody of the New York State Department of Corrections.

Assistant District Attorneys Laura Murphy and Joseph Servino of the Superior Court Trial Division prosecuted the case.


Berinzon Moronta

Berinzon Moronta