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Elliot Morales Gets 40-Years-to-Life in 2013 Mark Carson Slaying

Elliot Morales Gets 40-Years-to-Life in 2013 Mark Carson Slaying

BY PAUL SCHINDLER | Elliot Morales, convicted in March of second-degree murder as a hate crime in the May 2013 close-range shooting of Mark Carson, a gay man, in the West Village, has been sentenced to 40-years-to-life in prison. In imposing the sentence on June 14, Judge A. Kirke Bartley of Manhattan Supreme Court said a […]

Second-Degree Murder Verdict for Elliot Morales in Mark Carson Slaying

Second-Degree Murder Verdict for Elliot Morales in Mark Carson Slaying

BY DUNCAN OSBORNE | Following just a day of deliberation, a Manhattan jury found Elliot Morales guilty of second-degree murder as a hate crime, weapons possession, and menacing in the 2013 shooting of Mark Carson, a 32-year-old gay man. “Motivated by irrational rage, the defendant targeted and executed a defenseless young man based on his sexual […]

Mark Carson’s Accused Killer Claims Self-Defense

Mark Carson’s Accused Killer Claims Self-Defense

BY DUNCAN OSBORNE | The accused killer of Mark Carson testified that he shot the 32-year-old gay man because he believed that Carson was pulling a gun from his pocket during a fight in the West Village. “I thought he was going to take something out and shoot me,” Elliot Morales said while being questioned by […]

Mark Carson’s Accused Killer Helps the Prosecution

Mark Carson’s Accused Killer Helps the Prosecution

BY DUNCAN OSBORNE | Proving the danger of a criminal defendant representing himself at trial, the accused killer of Mark Carson put a witness who was present during Carson’s shooting on the stand and the prosecution used the man’s testimony to introduce a written statement he gave police that implicated the accused killer in Carson’s […]

Mark Carson’s Alleged Murderer Almost Shot by Arresting Cop

Mark Carson’s Alleged Murderer Almost Shot by Arresting Cop

BY DUNCAN OSBORNE | The man who is accused of killing Mark Carson in 2013 was nearly shot himself moments after the Carson shooting by the police officer who captured him a few blocks from where Carson lay dead in the street. “At this point, I’m about to shoot you,” said Henry Huot, a police […]

Witnesses Detail Confrontation Prior to Mark Carson’s Murder

Witnesses Detail Confrontation Prior to Mark Carson’s Murder

BY DUNCAN OSBORNE | As the trial of Elliot Morales, the accused killer of Mark Carson, opens in Manhattan Supreme Court, witnesses are saying that the moments before Carson’s death were more confrontational than has been described in earlier press reports. “I was just trying to defuse the situation,” Oscar Robles testified on February 22, the […]

Jackson Heights Rallies in Wake of Trans Woman’s Assault    

Jackson Heights Rallies in Wake of Trans Woman’s Assault    

BY ANDY HUMM | The brutal beating of a transgender Latina, Kathy Perez, 35, outside her Jackson Heights home in the early morning hours of November 29 sparked an impassioned rally by transgender women and their allies led by Make the Road, a social justice organization, on the evening of December 3. The crowd swelled to […]

Suspect Sought in Midtown Gay-Bashing

Suspect Sought in Midtown Gay-Bashing

BY PAUL SCHINDLER | The NYPD is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying a suspect in a September 23 anti-gay bias attack near the subway station at 50th Street and Broadway. The suspect, described as an Hispanic male in his 30s, between 5’6” and 5’9” tall, with long dark hair, a mustache, and beard, is wanted in […]

Morales’ Incriminating Statements Right After Carson Killing Arrest Stay In    

Morales’ Incriminating Statements Right After Carson Killing Arrest Stay In    

BY DUNCAN OSBORNE | A Manhattan judge tossed out several incriminating statements made by the accused killer of Mark Carson because police failed to give Elliot Morales his Miranda warnings and the assistant district attorney who took Morales’ videotaped statement ignored his request to remain silent and his refusal to answer questions. “All the statements made […]

Miranda Problems May Nix Statements Mark Carson’s Accused Killer Made  

Miranda Problems May Nix Statements Mark Carson’s Accused Killer Made  

BY DUNCAN OSBORNE | A number of statements made to police and a prosecutor by the accused killer of Mark Carson may be thrown out because police failed to give Elliot Morales his Miranda warnings and the assistant district attorney who took Morales’ videotaped statement ignored both his request to remain silent and his refusal to […]

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