On December 5th, 2019, Michael Lee, 52, was sentenced to 10 years in prison for a robbery that resulted in the unintended death of Dr. Young Kun Kim, 87, a beloved Lehman College professor. What followed was an unusual scene: the victim's family took the hand of the perpetrator's sister, and they walked across the courtroom together.
After more than two months of testimony, a jury in State Supreme Court in Manhattan on Friday found Ms. Hrynenko, a general contractor and an unlicensed plumber guilty of manslaughter, criminally negligent homicide and related offenses when they installed an illegal gas line, causing the explosion. They each face up to 15 years in prison on the top charge.
East Village building owner, two co-defendants convicted in massive 2015 gas explosion that killed two, leveled two buildings
A Manhattan jury convicted a neighborhood building owner and a pair of crooked construction colleagues of manslaughter and other charges Friday in the fiery March 2015 gas explosion that killed two men inside a neighborhood sushi joint.
A building owner, plumber and contractor were convicted of manslaughter Friday for causing a 2015 explosion in Manhattan’s East Village that killed two men and injured more than a dozen people.
The bill was the result of a recommendation by a grand jury established by Manhattan District Attorney Cy Vance earlier this year. The group spoke with victims of traffic violence, transportation officials and advocacy groups.
Drivers who cause injurious or fatal crashes could face tougher penalties under a new bill drafted by Manhattan District Attorney Cy Vance’s office that cracks down on reckless motorists.