A New Brooklyn Murder Case Has Become a Murder-Suicide Mystery
Many mysteries surround a murder case that occurred in Brooklyn, New York. Although the victim has not been identified publicly, the Brooklyn district attorney’s Office says Harvey Marcelin is the suspect. He was convicted of two other murders before the latest. The body of the woman was found in a bag inside a shopping cart. Marcelin spent more than 50 years in prison for these offenses. He is now being charged with concealing a corpse.
On Thursday, a man and a woman were fatally shot in Crown Heights. Both were shot in their heads, but the victim was likely self-inflicted. Police are currently investigating whether this was a murder-suicide. It is unclear what the relationship between the two victims was. A video of the shooting has been posted online, but police are not releasing the man’s identity pending notification of the victim’s family.
The newest Brooklyn murder case was a second-degree murder trial in 2002. Trevis Ragsdale was convicted in 2002 of second-degree murder. He was sentenced to the maximum punishment allowed by law. The federal statute forbidding murder in a case involving sex trafficking was first to be used in the Brooklyn murder trial. Somorie Moses, also known as Bear, Sugar Bear, and Daddy, will be arraigned before United States Magistrate Judge Robert M. Levy. Police have also questioned the two men, citing their own interviews with victims and witnesses.
A former prosecutor in Brooklyn, Scarcella, was accused of forcing confessions from suspects and framing them. In recent years, the Brooklyn district attorney’s office has begun reviewing his case files. A spokesperson for Scarcella did not respond to a request for comment. The DA’s office has yet to release a statement on the case. There are still questions about Scarcella’s handling of the investigation.
During the early months of the AIDS pandemic, shootings in the area spiked. However, crime and homicide in New York City declined. From 1993 to 2010, shootings in Brooklyn dropped nearly 70 percent. Hipsters have been priced out of Williamsburg in the borough. Despite the crime, this neighborhood is turning around. Trustafarians and luxury condominium owners mingle with each other in the area.
Although Brooklyn has a higher crime rate than the rest of the United States, it is still well below the national average. The chance of being a victim to a violent crime in Brooklyn is one in 52. While this may be the highest in the nation, the crime rate in Brooklyn is still lower than in most other New York communities. According to a study published in the Journal of Community Safety, East New York residents had the lowest crime rate for 2010 compared to other New Yorkers.