On July 31, it was reported that authorities were investigating a 27-year-old man who was accused of killing a New York nurse. The man was taken into custody in Los Angeles after he was accused of sexually assaulting another woman. He was then linked to the murder of the nurse.
After he was in police custody, authorities said that he talked about killing at least five others. Authorities believed that he was responsible for the death of a 23-year-old nurse who was found on the floor of her bedroom in Queens on July 17. Following the murder, the man allegedly then took the woman’s credit card and bought himself a one-way ticket to California.
The accused man was found to have a history of violence against women. For example, he had been taken into custody for strangulation and unlawful imprisonment in a Connecticut case. He was also taken into custody on June 30 after he was accused of breaking into his ex-girlfriend’s house and choking her. The judge set the man’s arraignment bail at $1,000. He was then granted release without bail during his second court appearance.
When a person is accused of being involved in violent crimes, such as murder or assault, that person’s future could be impacted even if he or she is never convicted on the associated charges. In some cases, simply being accused of a violent crime could cause the person to lose his or her job. A criminal law attorney may open an independent investigation into the case to determine if there are weaknesses. These weaknesses could include casting doubt on the events that occurred and working to have evidence be deemed inadmissible.
Source: NBC New York, “NYC Nurse Murder Suspect Talked of Killing at Least 5 Others in New York, Connecticut: AP“, July 31, 2018