Maxwell Sherman, the 18-year-old Long Beach man charged with strangling and killing a teen girl, told a news reporter the day before his arrest that he was “amazed” and “surprised” by her death.
Police arrested Sherman on Saturday after Lauren Daverin, 18, of Lynbrook was found dead — beaten and stripped naked except for her boots, with her clothes nearby — on a footbridge in Rockville Centre on Thursday night, and charged him with second-degree murder, according to The Daily Mail.
On Friday, Sherman told a CBS news reporter near the crime scene that he had seen Daverin on the night she died “for like five minutes,” he said, adding that it was around 7 p.m. and he was riding by on his bike where a group of teens had gathered and he grubbed a cigarette from his friend, Steve.
At his arraignment at First District Court in Hempstead on Sunday, Sherman denied that he murder Daverin. He is being held without bail and is scheduled to appear in court on Wednesday. If convicted, he faces up to 25 years in prison.
Police: Man Slashed Over Bike
A Wyandanch man was charged with robbery Saturday after adispute over a padlock escalated into a knife attack in Hicksville.
Nilson Lagos Rivera, 19, was at his home on 3rd Street early Saturday when he became involved in a heated verbal argument with his friend over a bicycle pad lock key, Nassau Police said.
The two men locked their bicycles together on a nearby street earlier in the evening, and the defendant wanted the key from the 28-year-old victim.
Before the victim could respond, the defendant picked up a kitchen knife from the counter and began slashing the victim with it. Rivera took the victim’s keys and ran off, police said.
The victim was treated and released from a local hospital, according to police.
Police arrested Rivera later Saturday and charged him with first-degree robbery.
Murder Charges in LIRR Death
The Roosevelt man arrested for his alleged role in an assault at the Bellmore Long Island Rail Road Station that led to the death of a 49-year-old Freeport man was placed on suicide watch after his arraignment on Sunday, according to Newsday.
Assistant District Attorney Everett Witherell told Newsday that Niheim Levy, 34, punched the victim and that the two fought before the defendant robbed him on the tracks by the Long Island Rail Road station in Bellmore.
Levy was charged with felony murder and first-degree robbery.
The initial call to police at 4:50 a.m. on Saturday reported that a man had fallen from the station platform onto the tracks after he had a seizure, according to LIRR Spokesperson Aaron Donovan.
Arrest in Facebook Rape Case
A Bayville man has been arraigned on charges of raping a 13-year-old Glen Cove girl he met on Facebook last month, Nassau County Police said.
The Special Victims Squad charged Tereso De Jesus Ruiz-Hernandez, 25, of 59 Bayville Ave., last Monday in Bayville.
Detectives said the victim, who lives in Glen Cove, met her attacker on Facebook in July. Ruiz-Hernandez arranged to meet the girl in Glen Cove on several occasions, detectives said.
Ruiz-Hernandez is charged with one count of second-degree rape and two counts of second-degree criminal sexual act, felonies.
Police Stop Drunken Boater
A Garden City man was arrested and charged with boating while intoxicated Saturday night in Glenwood Landing, Nassau Police said.
Marine units were on routine patrol when they saw a 1999 Pro-Line boat operating without its navigational lights, traveling south in Hempstead Harbor off the waters of Harry Tappen Beach.
After the boat was stopped, cops said that Nikolaos Katrakazos, 23, of Garden City, had watery, bloodshot eyes, and slurred speech. He was arrested without incident, police added. The vessel was released to an occupant of the boat who was not intoxicated.
Katrakazos has been charged with boating while intoxicated, operating an unregistered vessel, navigation lights not displayed, improper display of validating stickers and no distress flag or flares.