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Monsters Among Us: Brandon Elliot killed his mother, Bridget Ann Johnson; Sentenced to 15 years to life; Released then charged with beating an elderly Asian woman

Bronx: Teenager Charged In Murder
Man charged in brutal attack on Asian woman out on parole for killing his mom
Man who killed his mom in 2002 arrested in NYC attack on 65-year-old Asian woman
Suspect In Vicious Attack On 65-Year-Old Asian Woman In NYC Had Been Out On Parole For Killing His Mother Nearly 20 Years Ago
Man busted for Midtown attack on Asian woman was on parole for killing his mom
NYPD: Brandon Elliot Arrested In Brutal Assault On 65-Year-Old Asian Woman
Man accused of Midtown hate attack ordered held without bail
Brutal Attack on Filipino Woman Sparks Outrage: ‘Everybody Is on Edge’
GoFundMe established for Hell’s Kitchen attack victim, other Asian Americans targeted
gofundme: Help and Support: We are with you Vilma Kari.





Identifying and Location Information
As of 04/01/21
DIN (Department Identification Number) 03A2070
Date of Birth 06/19/1982
Race / Ethnicity BLACK
Custody Status RELEASED
Housing / Releasing Facility FISHKILL
Date Received (Original) 04/25/2003
Date Received (Current) 08/22/2007
Admission Type
County of Commitment BRONX
Latest Release Date / Type (Released Inmates Only) 11/04/19 PAROLE DIV OF PAROLE

Crimes of Conviction
Class: A1

Sentence Terms and Release Dates
Under certain circumstances, an inmate may be released prior to serving his or her minimum term and before the earliest release date shown for the inmate.
As of 04/01/21
Aggregate Minimum Sentence 0015 Years, 00 Months, 00 Days
Aggregate Maximum Sentence LIFE Years, 99 Months, 99 Days
Earliest Release Date
Earliest Release Type
Parole Hearing Date 03/2020
Parole Eligibility Date 04/15/2017
Conditional Release Date NONE
Maximum Expiration Date LIFE
Maximum Expiration Date for Parole Supervision
Post Release Supervision Maximum Expiration Date
Parole Board Discharge Date

Parents Gone Wild! Lisette Bamenga killed her 2 children and tried to kill herself to get back at her husband

Trevor and Liliane Bamenga

Bx. mom ‘poisoned’ kids in suicide bid to get back at ‘cheating’ hubby: sources
Murder mom’s Internet research taught her how to kill her own kids: prosecutor
Bronx Woman Convicted of Poisoning and Drowning Her Children
City teacher found guilty of killing her two young kids
Bronx Mother Convicted Of Drowning Her 2 Children In Bathtub
NYC Teacher Who Poisoned, Drowned Her 2 Kids is Convicted
Mom who poisoned juice, drowned kids sentenced
Ex-teacher who poisoned, drowned her two kids gets 8 years in prison by judge who couldn’t ignore ‘role of post-partum depression’
Bronx Woman Sentenced to 8 Years for Poisoning and Drowning Her Children
Mom Who Poisoned Her Children Before Drowning Them Sentenced to 8 Years
Tough Love


Identifying and Location Information
As of 04/02/17
DIN (Department Identification Number) 16G0485
Date of Birth 06/20/1983
Race / Ethnicity BLACK
Custody Status IN CUSTODY
Housing / Releasing Facility ALBION
Date Received (Original) 06/01/2016
Date Received (Current) 06/01/2016
County of Commitment BRON

Crimes of Conviction
Class B

Sentence Terms and Release Dates
Under certain circumstances, an inmate may be released prior to serving his or her minimum term and before the earliest release date shown for the inmate.
As of 04/02/17
Aggregate Minimum Sentence 0000 Years, 00 Months, 00 Days
Aggregate Maximum Sentence 0008 Years, 00 Months, 00 Days
Earliest Release Date 05/09/2019
Parole Hearing Date 03/2019
Parole Eligibility Date
Conditional Release Date 05/09/2019
Maximum Expiration Date 07/01/2020
Maximum Expiration Date for Parole Supervision
Post Release Supervision Maximum Expiration Date
Parole Board Discharge Date

Robert Cohen murder 1/20/1993 Peekskill, NY *Killed over a debt by Chris Oscar DeJesus for Richard Balter and 2 other associates*

remembering the victimsRichard Balter was the president and sole shareholder of Northeastern Poly Products, Inc. (“NPP”) of Fairfield, New Jersey. NPP sold and distributed plastic bag products. Balter met Kenneth Cutler in the mid-1980’s when Cutler was working for one of NPP’s customers. Balter and Cutler had an arrangement under which Balter paid cash kickbacks to Cutler in exchange for the purchase of NPP’s products. The cash for these kickbacks was generated by issuing checks to the fictitious payee “Robert Katz.” In 1992, Balter hired Cutler to work at NPP, and shortly after Cutler arrived, Balter and Cutler formed another plastic bag product company, International Syndication of America (“ISA”).
Robert Cohen owned and operated Uneeda Manufacturing Corporation (“Uneeda”) in the Bronx, New York. Uneeda was an NPP customer that manufactured garbage cans and distributed plastic garbage bags. Uneeda was NPP’s most delinquent account. By the early 1990’s, Uneeda’s outstanding balance had grown to approximately $600,000. Balter initially tried to collect this debt by calling Cohen, and Cutler became involved with these collection efforts soon after joining NPP. Cutler had known Cohen for many years prior to his involvement with Balter. In fact, Cutler had been Cohen’s best man at his wedding. Cutler believed that NPP could not withstand the “financial blow” if Uneeda defaulted. At one point, Cutler commented to an NPP employee that “something had to be done” and that “he was going [to] take care of the Uneeda problem.”

Cohen began to worry that his business relationship with NPP had deteriorated to such a point that Balter would refuse to supply him with products. Fearing that this would thwart Uneeda’s ability to make sales and generate income to pay its debts, Cohen discussed this problem with his long-time insurance agent, Jefferey Liederman, at New York Life Insurance Company (“New York Life”). Liederman suggested that Cohen take out a life insurance policy and that he name Balter as the beneficiary as a sign of good faith to convince
Balter not to cut off Uneeda’s product supply. Cohen agreed.

Balter and Cutler were also Liederman’s clients, and Liederman discussed the Uneeda account deficit with them over lunch on several occasions. After Cohen agreed to take out the life insurance policy, Liederman reviewed with Balter the tax advantages that he would
gain as the owner and beneficiary of that policy.

In February 1992, New York Life received an application for a $600,000 life insurance policy designating Cohen as the owner of the policy and his estate as the beneficiary. The application was accepted. About a month later, New York Life received a change of
beneficiary form changing the ownership of the policy to Richard Balter and designating “Richard Balter-Creditor” as the new beneficiary. Balter paid the first month’s premium on the policy and each monthly payment thereafter.

In September 1992, Cutler contacted Gustavo Gil, a former co-worker. Cutler and Gil had worked together at the Chrysler Corporation beginning in 1979, but they had not spoken in several years. Cutler told Gil that he wanted to introduce him to a friend, but would
not explain the reason for the introduction.

Gil met Cutler and Balter at a diner in Secaucus, New Jersey. After introductions, Balter told Gil that “there was a person who owed him a lot of money and who ha[d] insulted him and he wanted this man shot and killed.” Balter described the victim as a businessman in the Bronx, but he did not name him. Balter asked Gil if he knew anyone who could do the killing, and Gil indicated that he did. Balter explained that he was willing to pay “ten thousand dollars or more if necessary” for the murder. Cutler instructed Gil to call them when he located someone to commit the murder. Balter and Cutler also offered to set Gil up in NPP’s warehouse so that Gil could start his own business.

Over the course of the next month, Balter and Cutler pressed Gil to find someone to commit the murder. NPP’s bankers were threatening to withdraw NPP’s line of credit due to concern about the Uneeda account. Balter gave Gil an office in the NPP warehouse and other assistance to start his own business reconditioning automotive engines. During this period, Gil learned that Cohen was the intended victim. On one occasion, he travelled with Balter’s driver to Uneeda at Balter’s behest. Gil met Cohen at Uneeda and engaged him in conversation for approximately five minutes.

In December 1992, Gil contacted Manuel Garcia at a video store in Brooklyn, New York, to help him find someone to kill Cohen. Garcia had worked for Gil in 1989, and Garcia had often talked about the people he knew in a gang called the “Tigres.” Garcia had told Gil that the “Tigres” were involved in drug sales, murders, and other violent crimes.

Gil told Garcia that the people he represented would pay $10,000 to have Cohen killed. Garcia expressed interest and said that he had “just the guy” to carry out the murder. Garcia immediately introduced Gil to DeJesus. DeJesus acknowledged that he had done this type of work in the past, but stated that he had not done it recently. However, he admitted that he needed the money and therefore agreed to commit the murder. DeJesus demanded half of the money in advance. Gil then drove DeJesus to Uneeda and explained to him the details of the plan to kill Cohen.

Gil went to Balter that same day and informed him that DeJesus would do the job for $10,000, if half was paid up front. Balter gave Gil $5,000 in cash that he had generated by writing checks for fictitious expenses. Gil delivered the $5,000 to DeJesus the following day.

Meanwhile, Balter and Cutler were planning the details of the murder. On January 8, 1993, they drove to Cohen’s home near Peekskill, New York. They considered ambushing Cohen in his own neighborhood but concluded that Cohen’s business in the Bronx would be a better location for the killing. While Balter and Cutler were near Cohen’s house, his housekeeper spotted them and became suspicious. She told Cohen what she had seen and described Balter’s car to him. Cohen became concerned and contacted Liederman. He told Liederman that he believed that Balter meant to harm him and indicated that he wanted Balter removed as the beneficiary of the insurance policy. Liederman explained that Balter owned the policy and that Cohen therefore could no longer change the beneficiary.

Gil and DeJesus drove to Uneeda on the morning of January 19, 1993. Garcia was originally supposed to drive DeJesus, but the two had had a disagreement, and Gil had assented that morning to drive DeJesus to the murder scene. Cohen arrived late for work. By the time he arrived, the street was too busy to attempt the shooting. Gil and DeJesus left Uneeda and went directly to Balter’s office at NPP to tell him of the aborted attempt. They agreed to try again the next morning. Balter stressed to DeJesus that he wanted Cohen dead, not injured. He told DeJesus to shoot Cohen in the head and to drop a bag of cocaine by the body to give the appearance of a drug-related killing. DeJesus assured Balter that he knew what to do and that he had done this before. Balter also told DeJesus that “if there are
other people there when [Cohen’s] there . . . shoot them all.”

Gil and DeJesus drove to Uneeda the next morning, January 20, 1993. When Cohen arrived, DeJesus engaged him in a short conversation and then shot him at least three times in the chest with a pistol. An eyewitness to the shooting described the shooter as a light-skinned Hispanic man, between 21-27 years old, approximately 5’6,” of medium build, with straight black bangs and a mustache.

After the murder, Gil and DeJesus drove back to NPP. Balter gave DeJesus more money and told him that he would give him additional money “in a couple of months.” Cohen remained unconscious until he died on March 5, 1993. Balter and Cutler then submitted a claim form requesting payment on the life insurance policy.

In the meantime, federal law enforcement agents began investigating the murder. Shortly after the investigation commenced, Gil admitted his role in the killing and secretly began cooperating with federal officers. He surreptitiously recorded numerous live and telephone conversations with each of his co-conspirators. The taped conversations include discussions about the murder, the cover-up, and payments made to DeJesus for committing the murder. They largely corroborate Gil’s extensive testimony identifying the different roles
each of the defendants had in the murder scheme.

Moore man charged in shooting death of NYC businessman
United States of America v Richard Balter, Kenneth Cutler,and Chris Oscar DeJesus 1996
United States of America v Manuel Garcia 2001 (denied reduction of sentence)
United States of America v Manuel Garcia 2002
United States of America v Richard Balter 2010

Chris Oscar DeJesus – convicted, sentenced to life in prison
Richard Balter – convicted, sentenced to life in prison
Kenneth Cutler – convicted, sentenced to life in prison
Manuel Garcia – convicted, sentenced to life in prison


Register Number: 17025-057
Age: 44
Race: White
Sex: Male
Located at: Tucson USP
Release Date: LIFE


Register Number: 17432-050
Age: 68
Race: White
Sex: Male
Located at: Petersburg Medium FCI
Release Date: LIFE


Register Number: 17433-050
Age: 67
Race: White
Sex: Male
Located at: Otisville FCI
Release Date: LIFE


Register Number: 17434-050
Age: 48
Race: White
Sex: Male
Located at: Schuylkill FCI
Release Date: LIFE

Tanya Byrd murder 2/26/2013 Bronx, NY *Body parts found in 4 places around South Bronx; Son, Bahsid McLean, convicted; Sentenced to 25 years to life in prison*

Tanya Byrd
Tanya Byrd

Tanya C. McLean-Byrd obituary
Gruesome discovery: Woman’s dismembered body found spread out over Bronx nabe
Tanya Byrd death extended coverage
Son admits cutting mother into pieces, spreading her parts around the South Bronx: sources
Suspect in Custody for Killing, Dismembering Bronx Woman
Son Held After Woman’s Body Parts Are Found In The Bronx
Son of Bronx woman whose HEAD, LEG and TORSO were found dumped in bags on sidewalk is questioned after cops find an electric saw in his apartment
Two charged in dismemberment of Tanya Byrd, Bronx woman found in trash bags
Son who allegedly chopped up mom’s body took photo of himself holding her head
Tanya Byrd Update: Bronx murder suspect took photo with severed head of his mother, report says
Tanya Byrd Murder Case: Bahsid McLean, son of dismembered mother, appears in court wearing trash bag
Son Accused of Killing, Mutilating Mom Says He Was Trying to Help
Bronx man who killed and dismembered his mother then took a selfie with her head found guilt
NYC man who took selfie with mom’s head found guilty
Bronx man who beheaded his mom is father of fatally beaten 4-year-old boy



Identifying and Location Information
As of 02/01/17
DIN (Department Identification Number) 16A5033
Date of Birth 10/28/1989
Race / Ethnicity BLACK
Custody Status IN CUSTODY
Housing / Releasing Facility DOWNSTATE
Date Received (Original) 12/15/2016
Date Received (Current) 12/15/2016
County of Commitment BRONX
Latest Release Date / Type (Released Inmates Only)

Crimes of Conviction

Class: A1

Class: E

Sentence Terms and Release Dates
Under certain circumstances, an inmate may be released prior to serving his or her minimum term and before the earliest release date shown for the inmate.
As of 02/01/17
Aggregate Minimum Sentence 0026 Years, 04 Months, 00 Days
Aggregate Maximum Sentence LIFE Years, 99 Months, 99 Days
Earliest Release Date 06/22/2039
Parole Hearing Date 02/2039
Parole Eligibility Date 06/22/2039
Conditional Release Date NONE
Maximum Expiration Date LIFE
Maximum Expiration Date for Parole Supervision
Post Release Supervision Maximum Expiration Date
Parole Board Discharge Date

Parent Gone Wild! Leonardo Espinal charged with drowning son, trying to poison daughter after breakup with wife

86 West 179th Street Bronx, NY

Bronx dad drowns 5-year-old son, feeds daughter rat poison: cops
NYC father drowned son in bathtub, fed daughter poisoned pizza, report says
Bronx dad accused of drowning son, poisoning daughter: police
Dad Questioned in Drowning
NY dad allegedly drowns son and poisons daughter before trying to commit suicide, report says

Psycho For Love: Elitigidio Lynd whines that the police are so mean to him, after he is charged with killing his girlfriend and their baby

3034 Albany Crescent

Cops say man beat his year-old daughter to death, killed her mother with a machete and then set their Bronx apartment on fire
Bronx ‘fire slay’ dad: Cops are mean
Man Is Arrested in Killing of Woman and Baby in the Bronx
Cops grill father of baby killed with her mother in Bronx fire
Police Arrest Man in Bronx Fire Homicide

Elitigidio Lynd

Psycho For Love: Joseph Kernizan, suspect in the execution style murders of his ex, Tracy Bennett, and her boyfriend, Wayne Hamilton; Found dead after a standoff in Miami*

       Wayne Hamilton                              Tracy Bennett

Ex was begging for her life in Bronx motel slay; suspect ID’d
Lone gunman shoots man and woman at Bronx motel
NYPD Names Suspect In Fatal Bronx Motel Shootings
Man and Woman Shot Dead Outside Bronx Motel
Search on for suspect in Bronx double murder
Woman Had Restraining Order Against Ex Who Allegedly Killed Her In Motel Parking Lot
Woman shot dead in hotel room with lover
Bronx double murder suspect kills self after officials corner him in Miami
Man suspected of motel murders of ex-girlfriend and her beau commits suicide
Suspect in Couple’s Deadly Bronx Motel Shooting Kills Self in Miami: Fla. Source

Joseph Kernizan

Idiot of the Day: Joey Scott beat up 65-year-old school bus driver, Juan Delvalle, for knocking off his side-view mirror; Charges should be upgraded to murder since Juan Delvalle passed away from his injuries

Juan Delvalle

There is no excuse for this whatsoever. To beat a 65-year-old man into a coma just for such a minor thing (Mr. Delvalle clipped the car and broke his side view mirror) is not only inexcusable, but shows what a sociopath Mr. Scott really is. He is a career criminal who fled the scene to his apartment, then the police had to negotiate his arrest. Ridiculous. Plus, there were children on the bus. Children who had to see what happened. This reckless disregard for human life shows that he actually deserves the death penalty himself, but NY does not have it. I hope they charge him with murder one and that he gets LWOP.  I cannot get this one out of my head.

Cops: 65-Year-Old Bronx School Bus Driver Beaten Into Coma In Road Rage Incident
School-bus horror
NYC school bus driver beaten into a coma
Juan DelValle beaten into a coma for clipping parked car (has video that shows the incident – be ready, it is not easy to see)
Bronx school bus driver dead after being beat up for knocking off side-view mirror

Joey Scott Arrest

Hwang Yang murder 4/19/2012 Bronx, NY *Aspiring chef shot to death for his iPhone; Dominick Davis & Alejandro Campos have been charged with his murder*

Hwang Yang
Bronx Man Fatally Shot Over iPhone While Walking Home
2 Bronx Men Charged With Murder In Death Of Aspiring Chef Hwang Yang
2 busted in murder of chef in Bronx
Two Arrested in Holdup
Murder victim’s stolen iPhone leads cops back to ‘killers’


Offender ID:2411203905
Date of Birth:09/25/1990
Age: 21
Race: Other

Custody Status: In Custody
Location of Offender:Vernon C. Bain Center (MTF3)

Scheduled Release Date:

Alternate ID’s
Jail Number#: 2411203905
NYC Transfer NYSID#: 11820153Y
Other Jail Number 1#: 2411203905
Statewide Id#: 11820153Y


Offender ID:2411203898
Date of Birth:09/19/1991
Age: 20
Race: African American

Custody Status: In Custody
Location of Offender:Vernon C. Bain Center (MTF3)

Scheduled Release Date:

Alternate ID’s
Jail Number#: 2411203898
NYC Transfer NYSID#: 09720838L
Other Jail Number 1#: 2411203898
Statewide Id#: 09720838L

Aisha Santiago murder 9/22/2009 Bronx, NY *Heroic act of a mother saves her son, while she dies from gang gunfire*


Scene at 445 E 146 St in the Bronx

Aisha Santiago is a hero. She died protecting her child when gang gunfire started on a Bronx street. For the love she had for her son, she was shot to death. One of the shooters was also shot and police are trying to determine if he is he one that shot Aisha. Of course, the other two involved ran like cowards. But Aisha is the one who was brave and should be remembered as the hero that she is.

Sister of Aisha Santiago, single mom shot to death while protecting son, 9, grieves heroic last act

Mom is slain saving son, 9

Bronx Mom Dies Shielding Young Son In Gunfight

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