A suspect in the fatal stabbing of a bridegroom-to-be outside a Staten Island restaurant has been arraigned on a second-degree murder charge.
Redinel Dervishaj appeared Friday before Criminal Court Judge Alan J. Meyer on Staten Island. The 35-year-old suspect was arrested Tuesday in Palos Hills, Ill.
Authorities allege he had been hiding at an aunt's home after fleeing police.
Antonio Lacertosa was celebrating his recent engagement with his fiancee when he was stabbed to death early Saturday outside The Espana Restaurant.
The office of District Attorney Daniel M. Donovan Jr. says the defendant was ordered held until his next court appearance, on March 30.
Defense attorney Thomas P. Reilly had no immediate comment.
Get the latest from NBC 4 New York anytime, anywhere. Follow us on Twitter, Facebook and Google+. Sign up for email newsletters here. Get breaking news delivered right to your phone -- just text NYBREAKING to 639710. For more info, text HELP. To end, text STOP. Message and data rates may apply.