Man Convicted in Deadly Abduction of Brooklyn Developer Menachem Stark - NBC New York

Man Convicted in Deadly Abduction of Brooklyn Developer Menachem Stark

The developer was abducted as he left his Williamsburg office during a 2014 snowstorm

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    Man Convicted in Deadly Abduction of Brooklyn Developer Menachem Stark
    Menachem Stark, at inset. A surveillance camera captured him being forced into a minivan in Williamsburg.

    What to Know

    • Developer Menachem Stark was abducted as he left his office during a snowstorm in 2014; his partially burned body was found the next day.

    • On Monday, Kendel Felix was convicted of kidnapping and murdering Stark because he believed the developer owed him money

    • Accomplices of Felix are also under investigation.

    A 29-year-old man has been convicted in the abduction and killing of a Brooklyn real estate developer.

    Prosecutors on Monday said Kendel Felix was convicted of kidnapping and murder in the death of Menachem Stark, a prominent member of an ultra-Orthodox Jewish sect.

    Stark was forced into a minivan and abducted as he left his Williamsburg office during a 2014 snowstorm. His partially burned body was found the next day in a Long Island trash bin.

    Prosecutors say Felix did construction work for Stark and believed he owned him money. Felix told authorities he intended to only kidnap and rob Stark, but he died during a struggle.

    Suspect in Brooklyn Landlord Kidnapping

    [NY] Suspect in Brooklyn Landlord Kidnapping
    Police have released video of a suspect in the Jan. 2 kidnapping of a 39-year-old Brooklyn landlord, Menachem Stark, whose body was found in a dumpster on Long Island the next day. This video was taken at about 5 p.m. the day of the kidnapping and shows the suspect exiting a white van and walking to the corner of Broadway and Rutledge in Brooklyn.
    (Published Thursday, Jan. 9, 2014)

    Other accomplices are also under investigation.

    The Brooklyn man faces up to 25 years in prison when he's sentenced Oct. 19. Information on his lawyer wasn't immediately available.

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