“It is far too easy for anyone to buy the components needed to assemble a ghost gun. In just a few clicks, gun frames, receivers and high-capacity magazines can be delivered through the mail,” said District Attorney Bragg.
“Today’s Appellate Division ruling underscores what a Manhattan jury affirmed three years ago: there is overwhelming evidence that Roderick Covlin is guilty of intentionally killing his wife, Shele,” said District Attorney Bragg.
“Nobody in Manhattan should have to worry about deadly, untraceable weapons being manufactured in a neighbors’ apartment, and we will continue to prosecute those who illegally assemble and use ghost guns in our city. I know the trauma of gun violence firsthand – no more New Yorkers should have to experience it,” said District Attorney Bragg.
D.A. Bragg is hosting a series of conversations with experts, advocates, and partner agencies about a variety of important topics – starting with combatting human trafficking. D.A. Bragg was joined by his Human Trafficking Response Unit Chief Justin McNabney and Special Victims Social Worker Melissa Martinez, and welcomed Pamela Damon of Not on My Watch, Jayne Bigelsen of Covenant House, and Dawn Rowe of Girl Vow, Inc.
“This group of individuals was viciously attacked simply because they were Turkish. Nobody should feel unsafe sitting outside and speaking in their native language,” said District Attorney Bragg.