DA Vance: Former Babysitter Sentenced to 15 Years in Prison for Attempted Murder, Strangulation of Two-Month-Old Child
“Marianne Benjamin-Williams sealed her own fate when she attempted to murder the two-month-old child left in her care in such a violent, gruesome manner.”
The Manhattan District Attorney's Office announced that 30-year-old Lawrence Dilione pleaded guilty to one count of manslaughter for his role in the murder of 26-year-old Joey Comunale.
"This is another major step forward on the road toward justice for Joey Comunale. I thank our prosecutors for ensuring not only that this defendant will serve significant prison time for his role in this unconscionable crime, but also for sparing the Comunale family the agony of reliving their son’s death in yet another murder trial."
As prosecutors who count on parole to serve its intended purpose of rehabilitation and public safety, we believe parole in New York State is in need of reform.
In case after case, a Manhattan grand jury uncovered heartbreaking frauds in which small properties representing the whole of a family’s accumulated wealth and heritage over fifty years was brazenly snatched by criminal fraudsters.
DA Vance: West African Royal, Associate Plead Guilty to Stealing From 250 Victims in Employment Fraud Schemes
“These defendants created a royal headache for hundreds of applicants and job seekers.”