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Defendant: Anthony Burton aka David Burton aka Faseoff   (DOB 09/05/1981)

Nov. 29, 2018 -- Westchester County District Attorney Anthony A. Scarpino, Jr. announced defendant Anthony Burton of Pensacola, Florida, formerly of Yonkers, was arraigned on a sealed indictment in the shooting death of a man in Yonkers in April 2016. He was remanded into custody.

A Westchester County Grand Jury earlier handed up a three-count indictment. The charges are as follows:

  • Murder in the Second Degree, a class A violent felony
  • Two counts of Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the Second Degree, class C violent felonies.

Following an investigation by Yonkers Police, Westchester County Police Warrant Squad picked up Burton in Florida and returned him to Westchester Wednesday (Nov. 28, 2018).

Burton’s next court appearance is scheduled for Dec. 18, 2018.

Background
Prosecutors allege just after midnight April 30, 2016, outside 111 Waverly St., Yonkers, Burton pulled out a handgun and fired three shots at the victim, striking him in the abdomen, back and hip. The victim was found semiconscious in the street by responding Yonkers Police Officers and was transported to Jacobi Hospital in the Bronx by EMS. The victim remained hospitalized until June 2, 2016, when he died from his injuries.

A Westchester Grand Jury indicted Burton earlier this year and Yonkers Police began to search for him. Burton was discovered at the Queen Mary Inn in Pensacola where he was arrested on local charges including contributing to the delinquency of a minor, resisting arrest, false personation and possession of a controlled substance. He was extradited to New York Nov. 28, 2018.

Assistant District Attorneys Lauren Abinanti and Brian Bendish of the Superior Court Trial Division are prosecuting the case.

police photo of Anthony Burton

Anthony Burton

 In compliance with the Rules of Professional Conduct, Rule 3.6, you are advised that a charge is merely an accusation and that a defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.

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