Avonte Oquendo’s brother shares family’s experience, thanks volunteers in blog post
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One of Avonte Oquendo’s older brothers is sharing what his family went through in the four months during the 14-year-old’s disappearance. “Every minute we spent in the dark about the whereabouts felt like years of torture,” wrote Daniel Oquendo Jr. in a March 21 blog post for the advocacy organization Autism Speaks. He recounted the […]

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Man arraigned in murder of wife, kids; killed daughters because he didn’t have car seats, DA says
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A Jamaica father accused of fatally stabbing his wife and small children in a jealous rage was arraigned and held without bail Friday. Miguel Mejia-Ramos, 29, appeared in Queens County Court on charges of first-degree and second-degree murder, and criminal possession of a weapon after being extradited from Texas where he was captured by authorities Monday […]

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Jamaica man charged with murder of wife, two young daughters
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A Jamaica man has been charged with the murder of his wife and two young daughters after being apprehended in Texas and allegedly admitting to the crime, District Attorney Richard Brown said Wednesday. Miguel Mejia-Ramos, 29, is currently being held at the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office in Texas, where he was taken into custody on […]

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Remains IDed as missing teen Avonte Oquendo
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Updated 4:27 BY ANGY ALTAMIRANO, MAGGIE HAYES, CRISTABELLE TUMOLA, TERENCE M. CULLEN  The search for 14-year-old Avonte Oquendo has come to a devastating end for his family who never gave up hope that he would return home alive. Almost four months after he was last seen at his Long Island City school, a spokesperson for […]

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Father wanted in stabbing death of wife, two daughters arrested in Texas
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A Queens man suspected in the brutal killing of his wife and two young daughters has been apprehended in Texas, police said. Miguel Mejia-Ramos, 28, was arrested by U.S. Marshals, just before midnight Monday, between Austin and Houston, according to published reports. Charges are pending and he will appear in court before being extradited back […]

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