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Friday, Mar 4, 2016

Judge Tells Serial Killer He's Lucky NY Has No Death Penalty

Judge Tells Serial Killer He's Lucky NY Has No Death Penalty

A clothing salesman whose bloodstained duffel bag and knife were used as evidence to convict him for the 2012 slayings of three New York City shopkeepers was sentenced Friday to 75 years to life in prison.

Friday, Feb 22, 2013

Shopkeeper Slayings Suspect Found Fit for Court

Shopkeeper Slayings Suspect Found Fit for Court

A garment salesman accused of being a serial killer of Brooklyn shopkeepers has been found mentally fit for court.

Wednesday, Dec 12, 2012

Accused Killer in BK Shopkeeper Deaths Pleads Not Guilty

Accused Killer in BK Shopkeeper Deaths Pleads Not Guilty

The garment salesman accused of systematically shooting three shopkeepers to death as they worked alone in their Brooklyn clothing stores pleaded not guilty to murder charges at his arraignment Wednesday.

Thursday, Nov 22, 2012

Suspected BK Serial Killer Held Without Bail

Suspected BK Serial Killer Held Without Bail

A garment salesman accused of systematically shooting three shopkeepers to death as they worked alone in their clothing stores was held without bail Thursday.

Thursday, Nov 22, 2012

Suspected BK Serial Killer Arrested

Suspected BK Serial Killer Arrested

The suspected serial killer of three Brooklyn shopkeepers is expected to be charged after investigators matched ballistic evidence from each of the shootings to a gun recovered at his girlfriend's home, a...

Wednesday, Nov 21, 2012

Police Question Man in BK Shopkeeper Slayings

Police Question Man in BK Shopkeeper Slayings

Police in Brooklyn are questioning a man who may be "John Doe Duffel Bag," the balding man with a mustache who was seen on surveillance video near the scene of the latest slaying in series of deadly shootings...

Monday, Nov 19, 2012

Police Hunt Serial Killer of Brooklyn Shopkeepers

Police Hunt Serial Killer of Brooklyn Shopkeepers

Authorities are searching for a possible serial killer who has gunned down three Brooklyn business owners since the summer, and police believe the victims could have been targeted because they were Middle...

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