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April 18, 2017 | DNAInfo

The man convicted of murdering 6-year-old Etan Patz was sentenced to 25 years to life in prison by a judge Tuesday afternoon. Pedro Hernandez, 56, was found guilty in February of kidnapping and murdering Etan nearly 38 years after the young boy vanished while walking to his school bus stop alone for the first time in SoHo.

“When Etan did not come home on...

April 17, 2017 | New York Daily News

A drifter who murdered a woman in a Manhattan hotel room and then hid her body under the bed a decade ago was sentenced Monday to up to life behind bars.

Clarence Dean, 45, was convicted in December of killing Kristine Yitref, 33, at the Hotel Carter on W. 43rd St., where she had met him while working as a prostitute....

April 12, 2017 | NBC New York

The 40-year-old manager of a Brooklyn fuel terminal will serve up to three years in state prison for stealing hundreds of thousands of gallons of heating oil worth $600,000, prosecutors say. Scott Vitello was sentenced to one to three years in New York state prison, Brooklyn District Attorney Eric Gonzalez and Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance announced...

April 09, 2017 | 77 WABC Radio

DA Vance joins Rita Cosby to discuss opposing the Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act and defending strong state gun laws. 

April 04, 2017 | ABC New York

There was a show of force in Lower Manhattan Tuesday by law enforcement officers from all over the country, urging Congress to reject a controversial new proposal that would force states -- including New York -- to honor concealed gun permits issued in other states. Manhattan District Attorney Cy Vance and Los Angeles City Attorney Mike Feuer are co-chairs and co-founders of...

April 03, 2017 | New York Times

In a Manhattan courtroom packed with police officers, the man who fatally shot Officer Randolph Holder in 2015 was sentenced on Monday to life in prison with no possibility of parole. The man, Tyrone Howard, 32, entered the courtroom in State Supreme Court in shackles, his head high until he saw the crowd. 
Mr. Howard, who has a criminal...

April 01, 2017 | NY1

DA Vance discusses dismissing 200,000 summons warrants that are more than 10 years old, Prosecutors Against Gun Violence, and the Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act on NY1's New York Times Close Up with Sam Roberts. 

March 31, 2017 | New York Times

A Georgia man who stole a truck after a night of drinking and rammed into a crosstown city bus, killing the driver, was convicted on Friday of aggravated vehicular homicide and manslaughter on Friday by a Manhattan jury after a three-week trial in state Supreme Court.

March 24, 2017 | Wall Street Journal

On the first day of the new Congress, the Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act was introduced in the House, and in February a similar bill was introduced in the Senate. The legislation requires New York state and New York City to honor concealed-carry firearms permits issued in other states. This would be a dangerous and unwarranted interference with state and city laws,...

March 22, 2017 | DNAinfo

An Italian sweet shop owner who stole millions of dollars from her elderly former employer to finance her business was sentenced to three to nine years in prison Wednesday, the Manhattan District Attorney’s office said. Selvaggia Pizzetti, 44, who ran a now-shuttered gelato and pastry cafe called Crave.It on Sixth Avenue...