Manhattan District Attorney Alvin L. Bragg, Jr., today announced the indictment of ROLAND CODRINGTON, 35, for stabbing and killing 60-year-old pediatrician Dr. Bruce Henry and 51-year-old James Cunningham in two separate incidents. CODRINGTON was also indicted for a non-fatal double stabbing at a bar in East Harlem.
CODRINGTON is charged in a New York State Supreme Court indictment with two counts of Murder in the Second Degree, two counts of Attempted Murder in the Second Degree, one count of Assault in the First Degree, one count of Attempted Assault in the First Degree, one count of Assault in the Second Degree, one count of Criminal Possession of Stolen Property in the Fourth Degree and Possession of a Stolen Vehicle.
“Roland Codrington allegedly wreaked havoc across the city in a crime spree that left two dead,” said District Attorney Bragg. “Manhattanites deserve to live their daily lives without the fear of being attacked. My thoughts are with the families and loved ones of the victims.”
According to court documents and statements made on the record, on December 19, 2022, Mr. Cunningham left a bar in the East Village and CODRINGTON approached Mr. Cunningham outside the bar. CODRINGTON pulled out a knife and slashed Mr. Cunningham in the neck, leaving him bleeding. Mr. Cunningham was pronounced dead at the hospital.
On December 22, 2022, CODRINGTON stabbed two individuals who witnessed him harassing a woman at a bar and tried to stop him. Both suffered serious, non-fatal wounds.
On December 23, 2022, following the incidents in East Harlem and the East Village, CODRINGTON walked to Marcus Garvey Park, where he approached Dr. Henry and stabbed him more than 30 times. Dr. Henry was pronounced dead on the scene. CODRINGTON took the keys to Dr. Henry’s vehicle and drove from the scene. He was eventually apprehended in the Bronx, where he was found inside the vehicle.
Assistant D.A.s Adam Birnbaum (Trial Bureau 60) and Taylor Holland (Trial Bureau 60) are handling the prosecution of this case, under the supervision of Charles Whitt (Bureau Chief of Trial Bureau 60) and Lisa DelPizzo (Chief of the Trial Division). John Everett (Senior Paralegal of Trial Bureau 60) and Regina Yoo (Investigative Analyst of Trial Bureau 60) are assisting with the prosecution. The Witness Aid Services Unit is also providing valuable assistance.
D.A. Bragg thanked the New York City Police Department, particularly Detective Andrew Nash (25th Precinct Detective Squad), Detective Kwadwo Opoku-Duro (23rd Precinct Detective Squad), Detective Randy Rose (Manhattan North Homicide Squad), Detective Joseph Cohen (Manhattan South Homicide Squad), Detective Keith Flannery (Manhattan South Homicide Squad), and Detective Noel Alphonso (9th Precinct Detective Squad).
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- Murder in the Second Degree, a class A-I felony, two counts
- Attempted Murder in the Second Degree, a class B felony, two counts
- Assault in the First Degree, a class B felony, one count
- Attempted Assault in the First Degree, a class C felony, one count
- Assault in the Second Degree, a class D felony, one count
- Criminal Possession of Stolen Property in the Fourth Degree, a class E felony, one count
- Possession of a Stolen Vehicle, a class E felony, one count
 The charges contained in the indictment are merely allegations, and the defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty. All factual recitations are derived from documents filed in court and statements made on the record in court.