New lead on old case

By Eric Jankiewicz

JAMAICA—It took ten years and an extradition, but authorities in New York City have caught the suspect of a murder that took place a decade ago in Queens, according to authorities.

The Queens District Attorney extradited a 35-year-old man from San Anotnio, Texas, charging him for stabbing his godfather in his face, neck and torso in April 2005 during a robbery in Jamaica.

“The defendant has been on the run for ten years, but he could not hide from justice forever,” said Queens District Attorney Richard Brown. “The accused—the godson of the elderly man—allegedly took a knife and stabbed the victim multiple times as he tried to rob him of his valuables. The defendant now faces spending the rest of his life locked behind bars.”

Jamal Darrow, who is now 35, goes to court on July 17 to face one count of first-degree murder and two counts of second-degree murder. He faces life in prison without bail.

Charles Boyd was Darrow’s godfather and he was killed at his home on 116th Avenue.

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