Killed Her During Struggle Over Purse
A South Jamaica teenager has pleaded guilty to manslaughter and other charges in connection with the shooting death of a young newlywed during a robbery spree in March 2011.
Queens District Attorney Richard A. Brown identified the defendant as Ian Green, 19, of 115th Avenue, who pled guilty last Tuesday, May 28, to one count of first-degree manslaughter, four counts of first-degree robbery and one count of second-degree criminal possession of a weapon before
Queens Supreme Court Justice Richard L. Buchter.
The jurist indicated that he would sentenced Green to a determinate term of 25 years in prison at a scheduled hearing on June 17.
“[Green] has admitted his guilt in four robberies that occurred over an eleven-day period and also admitted to causing the death of one of his victims, who was just starting a new chapter in her life when she was senselessly gunned down,” Brown said. “His actions have caused a great deal of pain and inconsolable loss to the victim’s husband and family. As such, the lengthy prison sentence to be imposed is more than warranted.”
According to the charges, Rabia Mohammed, 23, and her husband of five months were walking in front of a location on 204th Street in Hollis just after 8:30 p.m. on Mar. 13, 2011, when Green and three other individuals- Tiyquon Hodges, Corey Brown and Rohan Hankerson-came up behind the couple.
It is alleged that two of the defendants threw Mohammed’s husband to the ground and that one of the defendants said to her, “Give me the bag.” In struggling with the defendant Green to hold onto her purse, Mohammed screamed and Green pulled out a .9mm silver pistol and fired one shot, fatally striking the woman in the chest.
In pleading guilty, Green also admitted his involvement in four other robberies that occurred between Mar. 4 and Mar. 17, 2011.
Brown said that the other defendants- Hodges, 18, of 154th Street in South Jamaica; Corey Brown, 19, of East 48th Street in Brooklyn; and Hankerson, 21, of Ferndale Avenue in South Jamaica-are awaiting trial on charges of second-degree murder and other charges for their alleged involvement in the shooting incident.
Assistant District Attorney Karen L. Ross of the District Attorney’s Homicide Trials Bureau prosecuted the case, with the assistance of Assistant District Attorney Patricia A. Diaz, under the supervision of Assistant District Attorneys Brad A. Leventhal, bureau chief, and Jack Warsawsky, deputy bureau chief, and the overall supervision of Executive Assistant District Attorney for Major Crimes Charles A. Testagrossa and Deputy Executive Assistant District Attorney for Major Crimes Daniel A. Saunders.