Sections

Man faces 15 years in fatal Jamaica bar stab

Share on TwitterTweet
Share on Facebook
Subscribe

Get our stories in your inbox, free.

Like TimesLedger on Facebook.

Michael Oquendo, 25 of 165 East 112th St. in Manhattan, pleaded guilty on Jan. 16 to manslaughter in the May 6 murder of Douglas Caranza-Castillo. Oquendo admitted to stabbing the 20-year-old bouncer outside Las Palyitas, located on 170-03 Jamaica Ave., after they got into an altercation in which Cananza-Castillo tried to quiet Oquendo and his entourage, according to Brown."The defendant's conduct was violent and irresponsible and the sentence to be imposed is, under the circumstances, more than warranted," he said in a statement.Oquendo was arrested a short time after and was held without bail, the DA said. Queens Criminal Court Judge Arthur Cooperman set a sentencing trial for Feb. 28.Oquendo could face up to 15 years in prison for his crime, Brown said.Reach reporter Ivan Pereira by e-mail at ipereira@timesledger.com or by phone at 718-229-0300, Ext. 146.

Updated 6:58 pm, October 10, 2011
Today’s news:
Share on TwitterTweet
Share on Facebook
Subscribe

Get our stories in your inbox, free.

Like TimesLedger on Facebook.

Reader feedback

Enter your comment below

By submitting this comment, you agree to the following terms:

You agree that you, and not TimesLedger.com or its affiliates, are fully responsible for the content that you post. You agree not to post any abusive, obscene, vulgar, slanderous, hateful, threatening or sexually-oriented material or any material that may violate applicable law; doing so may lead to the removal of your post and to your being permanently banned from posting to the site. You grant to TimesLedger.com the royalty-free, irrevocable, perpetual and fully sublicensable license to use, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, translate, create derivative works from, distribute, perform and display such content in whole or in part world-wide and to incorporate it in other works in any form, media or technology now known or later developed.

CNG: Community Newspaper Group