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Fifth man charged in New York for death of Jamaican lawyer

Published:Thursday | November 16, 2017 | 12:53 PM

A fifth man has been charged with the murder of Jamaican lawyer Carey Gabay, who was a former legal aide to New York Governor Andrew Cuomo.

Gabay was killed during the Caribbean J’ouvert celebration on Labor Day 2015 in Brooklyn in the United States.

Acting Brooklyn District Attorney Eric Gonzalez identifies the latest accused as 26 year old Stanley Elianor, of Brownsville, Brooklyn, but who has roots in Puerto Rico.

The acting district attorney says the latest defendant is being held equally responsible and was also indicted for murder.

Elianor was arraigned yesterday before Brooklyn Supreme Court Justice Vincent Del Giudice, on charges of second-degree murder, four counts of second-degree criminal possession of a weapon and first-degree reckless endangerment.

He was ordered held without bail.

Gonzalez says Elianor faces a maximum sentence of 40 years to life in prison if convicted of the top count with which he is charged.

The defendant was previously arraigned in October 2015 with criminal possession of a weapon for allegedly having a loaded machine gun at the scene.

Gonzalez says further investigation revealed that he allegedly also fired a small calibre gun, inciting additional violence, as warring gang members engaged in a gun battle.

Gonzalez says 43-year-old Carey Gabay was walking north on Bedford Avenue with his brother and a couple of friends after attending the J’ouvert procession.

They happened to be in the area just as the gunfight broke out, a bullet struck Gabay in the head, and he was taken to Kings County Hospital Center, where he died a week later.

 

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