He’s Sent To Prison For Grisly Murders
A Jamaica man is spending the next quarter-century behind bars after being sentenced last Wednesday, Jan. 4, for fatally stabbing his pregnant girlfriend and their unborn baby inside her South Ozone Park in October 2008, it was announced.
Derrick W. Redd, 38, of 166th Street was ordered by Queens Supreme Court Justice Daniel Lewis to serve 25 years to life in prison for killing 25-year-old Niasha Delain and her unborn child on the baby’s due date. He was convicted last November following a trial on charges of second-degree murder, fourth-degree criminal possession of a weapon and second-degree abortion.,
“The vicious attack that the defendant unleashed on his girlfriend and their unborn child defies belief,” said Queens District Attorney Richard A. Brown in a statement last Wednesday. “What should have been a joyous day instead became an occasion for grief because of the defen-
–SEE STABBING ON PG. 28- dant. Today’s sentence is more than warranted and will protect society from such an evil predator.”
According to trial testimony, Redd fatally knifed Delain 20 to 30 times in the stomach and torso during the attack, which occurred on the night of Oct. 25, 2008 inside the victim’s home on Lefferts Boulevard near 111th Avenue. Reportedly, the unborn child-who was nine months in utero-was subsequently stabbed five times and also died.
Members of the 106th Precinct Detective Squad collared Redd in November 2008 following an investigation.
Assistant District Attorney Eugene P. Reibstein, the district attorney’s coordinator of trials, prosecuted the case with the assistance of Assistant District Attorney Suzanne D. O’Hare of the D.A.’s Appeals Bureau and legal intern Richard Femia and under the supervision of Executive Assistant District Attorney for Major Crimes Charles A. Testagrossa and Deputy Executive Assistant District Attorney for Major Crimes Daniel A. Saunders.