Rosedale woman helped friend kill witness: DA

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A man initially involved in a robbery case now faces charges in the death of a witness who testified against him, the Queens district attorney said.

DA Richard Brown said Shytique Kelly, 21, of Arverne, was charged with first-degree murder in the death of Tysheen Coakley, 21, in May. Kelly is also charged with second-degree murder, attempted murder, criminal possession of a weapon, criminal contempt and tampering with a witness, according to a criminal complaint.

He faces life in prison without the possibility of parole if convicted, the DA said.

“In addition to the second-degree murder charge for which the defendant was originally arrested, the grand jury has charged the defendant with first-degree murder under subparagraph (1)(a)(v) of Penal Law 125.27, which states, in part, that ‘the victim was a witness to a crime committed on a prior occasion and had previously testified in a criminal action or proceeding and the killing was committed for the purpose of exacting retribution for such prior testimony,’” Brown said.

According to the complaint, Kelly approached Coakley and two other individuals at the intersection of 110th Avenue and 160th Street and fired in the direction of the three individuals, hitting Coakley in the chest and killing him. Jazmin Guillebeaux, 21, of Rosedale, faces charges that she assisted Kelly in carrying out the murder by driving him to and from the crime scene, the DA said.

Guillebeaux is charged with second-degree murder, criminal facilitation and hindering prosecution and faces up to 25 years to life in prison if convicted, according to the criminal complaint.

The district attorney further alleged that Kelly had made numerous threats against the victim’s life prior to firing the fatal shot. The complaint also said Kelly had made threats to other unnamed witnesses in the original robbery case of June 2011.

“The defendant’s alleged actions strike at the very heart of our justice system and must be severely punished as both an example of our commitment to protecting the integrity of the criminal justice system and to punish those who engage in such conduct,” the district attorney said.

Reach reporter Steve Mosco by e-mail at or by phone at 718-260-4546.

Posted 6:47 pm, November 20, 2012
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nayla from Jamaica queens says:
they can both Rott in Jail & hell for all i care cause this is the first year tysheen will not get the chance to spend with his family & he never will & it hurt so bad so if tysheen not spending thanksgiving with his family they arent eather!
Atleast justice was Done & the two suspects are where they need to be :-)
Nov. 23, 2012, 9:35 am
nayla from Jamaica queens says:
I dont get it how u kill someone then regret it
you shouldve never did that then cause now yall both facing life hoping and praying that yall get out
everybody wanna play though guy i hope the other cell mates both of yall joining do things to yall for the
time being so yall can see how it feels cause this is gonna haunt yall for the rest of your life!!!
just know yall are not going anywhere no time soon so have fun eating yall hard peanut butter & hello sandwiches
Nov. 23, 2012, 9:43 am
amber from Jamaica queens says:
Like how do you two think his mom feel smh its sad & not right at all would if one of you got shot and you were pronounced dead how would your parents react !!!
Nov. 23, 2012, 9:47 am
Duke from Edge mere says:
Free Wise! Free Jaz!
Jan. 9, 2013, 11:18 pm
Far rock from Edge mere says:
@nayla blah blah...
Jan. 9, 2013, 11:20 pm
The Truth from Queens says:
Don't believe everything you read in the media, there was no witness in a crime, Tysheen allegedly stole a phone from someone and Shytique allegedly Took it from him, Tysheen family called the cops and Shytique was arrested. Shatique was let go because Tysheen family never provided any receipt for the phone. Shytique aunt lived in the same building as Tysheens moms that's why they had a order of protection. That was the robbery the media speaks of. Rest in Peace Tysheen but let the truth be the truth.
Jan. 17, 2013, 10:04 pm
The Truth from Queens says:
Stop the Violence.
Jan. 17, 2013, 10:12 pm
Tia lee from Queens says:
They violated —— all of that that's good for them they need to rot in jail stupid y'all should of think first do y'all no how is mother feel smh
Jan. 20, 2013, 2:08 pm
Dont Worry from Ya Hood says:
Rip Fly Ty The Gunna —— Wise —— Who Jackin Free Wise
Jan. 20, 2013, 2:17 pm
Shadow from Southside says:
—— wise n jaz both of them can die n jail..

Jan. 23, 2013, 1:14 pm
mulA from brooklyn says:
luv my fam,,,,,,, freewise and jazzz the whole hood ratzzzzz
Jan. 29, 2013, 11:31 pm
wow from southside says:
Aahhhhhhh, dumber an dumbest gonna hav a super time n prison
Feb. 12, 2013, 8:09 pm
smh from jamaica queens says:
he was fly he killed him because somebody put a battery in his back and now look where you at STUPID ??? you obviously dont give a —— about your son because you wouldve thought about him before you killed TY...SMFH all i can say is god dont like ugly and what you get is what you deserve you and your puppet is going down so good luck on life cause the after life aint going to be pretty for the both of yall...FLY.IN.PEACE TY
March 13, 2013, 3:06 pm
man from southside says:
Now u an dat dumb broad is sittn n prison. Smh, another kid without parents, another man n prison for killn a brother. Now u n prison getn ur ass kicked an ur face all slashed up. Lmaoooo, its good for yall, may yall rot n hell.
March 28, 2013, 3:47 am
shankz from 149 n rock says:
rip my blood bybean!!!!!!! i was kool wit wise but k'mon son smfh....two lives destroyed ova petty hood beef!!!
April 22, 2013, 9:13 am
jazmine from southside says:
Wise, he called his self wise!!!!!!!! I really wonder y. U should call urself buck fifty cuz that's what u have n ur face now. Die slow bytch, u an ur whole family. Somebody gonna do that to ur son
May 17, 2013, 10:05 am
jazmine from southside says:
Those two bytches took a plea. Karma is a bytch. What comes around goes around. That piece of shyt family neva came to court to support him, that really tells me he means nothin to nobdy. Good for that bastard. Hope sumthin happens to that piece of shyt kid they call a baby. God don't like ugly. Can't blieve that bird bytch has da same name. Hope u both die a horrible death n there.
June 4, 2013, 6:05 pm
Omacka—— from Every hood says:
You got the juice now captain n your wife will be my slut on the bum home
June 30, 2013, 12:50 pm
Max from Queens says:
It's sad what has happen. To all involved. But the thing is , if you live by the gun you die by the gun. Payment will be made, be it with your life or your life in prison. Tysheem was not innocent . He was out there bangin. And ratting. People like to pick their poison, and both of these kids were bad. No one is innocent here. So it was ok for fly ty to victimize people. It's ok for him to steal , but when someone steals something from him it's ok for him to goto the cops. That aint the southside way. What type of —— is that. I know all these kids involved and like I said, no one here is innocent. I feel for tysheems family. I feel for wize and jaz family. Bad guys get dealt with by other bad guys. Plain and simple. If fly ty had killed wize it would be wize loved ones on here as if he wasn't a bad guy. So stop frontin like tysheem is innocent. You live by the gun you will die by the gun. R.i.p to tysheem and god bless you shytique . The violence must end.
July 24, 2013, 10:24 pm
teamflyty from south side says:
—— both them the nerve to say they didn't mean it...ya knew wtf ya was doin when ya did it...hope ya both die in there....both ya punks...@ max stfu u dnt know what u seem like u sayin is good wha happen to fy ty u bum ass —— time think before u speak...and —— ur feelings could I could care less for the nxt comment u post....s.I.p TYSHEEN...finally justice was served and now is those two bums turn to suffer...
July 25, 2013, 3:35 pm
grrr from Queens says:
Their addresses are posted on another article. Yall want to kill each other over the dumbest things and now you try and hide your faces when cameras take pictures of you. There is NO WAY IN HELL, your getting away with this. All the threats in the world, didnt work. You will get what you dish out and what you deserve. Try intimidating and threatening your room mates in jail. Die!!! You both need to die!! Instead you will sit on your room mates —— and slashed in the face!! Im so happy justice will be served. For those who think you can take a life, let this be a clear messsge, that you can run and hide, but eventually, you will get caught. If you dont want to spend the rest of yout days sucking —— and getting raped in jail, think again before taking someones life.!!!!!!!! BURN IN HELL!!!!
July 28, 2013, 3:51 pm
grrr from Queens says:
Clear message for you wannabe killers. You take a life, you will get caught and your punishment will be rape in jail by your room mates and whoever wants to rape you while you shower. You will be gay by the time you die!! Take a life, you will burn in hell!!!
July 28, 2013, 3:56 pm
none of yours from Queens says:
I hope the DA's office get the email addresses of those making comments about encouraging and supporting these pieces of trash!! You deserve to go down too!!! STALKERS!!!!!!! Now I get the last laugh!!!
July 28, 2013, 4:02 pm
none of yours from Queens says:
LMAO all the way to the bank!! LMAO!!!!!!!
July 28, 2013, 11:36 pm
grr from queens says:
Now you get to suck —— and get raped in your cell and shower. Jazmine, you get to be somebodys bi*** and slashed all over your ugly face!!! LMAO!!!!!
July 28, 2013, 11:48 pm
bbjene from queens says:
What are you getting out of killing someone when eventually you will get caught and spend the rest of your life in jail? All you are doing is giving NYPD and everyone else, to profile you and hate you. Why instead, go to school and get an education and better yourself? Pull up your saggy pants because its the dumbest thing to do and its not cool and down right ridiculous. Love your brothers and sisters and stop hating each other and killing each other over the stupidest reasons. You want a better life, STOP THE BULL!! That can be the reason Zimmerman got off sky free. You have to stop saying, we are no good and no one cares. Stop portraying yourself as murderes and thieves and get off the white and black thing. All your doing is giving the black culture a bad name. Martin Luther King sacrifised his life for you. He believed in you but yet you kick him in the rear end and you dont care. If you want NYPD to stop profiling you, STOP THE BULL!! Jails are filled with black people. As long as you continue this lifestyle, to the justice system, you will be viewed as another Trayvon Martin. You cant be mad at society and white people when you are creating problems yourself and portraying to be the worst human being on earth. Think about it and change it.
July 29, 2013, 10:42 am
Max says:
@ teamflyty , I'm definitely not saying that what happened to tysheem was good. It's horrible. I understand the hurt and pain that's expressed on these comments but the hate is what has us killing each other in OUR communities. Shytique and jazmine contributed to the decay in OUR community. And so did tysheem. Once again, lets not act like any of them are innocent. Tysheem was bangin with the bloods right? He victimized his community same as shytique and jazmine. The sad reality is this; you live a gangster life you get a gangsters consequences. Shytique is in jail catching hell. Consequences. I feel for both families . There are no winners here only losers. R.i.p tysheem , another young black man is dead at the hands of another young black man. Hate doesn't solve problems. Hate has people commenting hoping a baby gets killed. I want change for all of south jamaica.We have to make things better with love and compassion for each other. I hope the cycle of violence and hurt ends . Peace to all.
Aug. 1, 2013, 5:56 pm
bbjene from quuens says:
@Max-- Im 100% on your last comment. You are on the right track. You know whats up. Peace!!
Aug. 2, 2013, 10:20 pm
wow from southside says:
No tysheen wasn't innocent, but I do kno this, he didn't kill nobdy!!! Wat happen wif them as kids revolves around his moms. He was a minor wen this happen an being a mother she called da cops, tysheen was not a snitch his mother called da cops like she was supposed too. There's Alot bhind this story dat ppl don't kno about. Sumbdy wished death on dat bastard child, oh well. Ppl have a rite to their own opinion. Jasmine is a stupid bytch bcuz I would've been thinking about my son nstead of tysheen an both of them thought killn tysheen was more important than raising their son, so I hope they both suffer brutal deaths n prison. Fucc their son, they didn't care enough about him, y should anybody else??
Aug. 5, 2013, 8:21 pm
wow from southside says:
Wen u pick up a gun ur a coward. Tysheen whipped his azz out b4, dats y he killed him. Dat bastard wasn't bad wif his hands like Ty was. Jus can't blieve he calls himself wise, wasn't nothing wise about dat garbage. His own family wasn't there for him. In court dat bastard said his grandmother was dying, I hope she died a slow death already. I'm done an I'm off this, don't care less about da comments afterwards!!! I'm out
Aug. 5, 2013, 8:31 pm
wayne from queens says:
When I was growing up, we handled problems with our fists. Now, everyone wants to make a name for themselves by picking up a gun and killing someone. You are a punk and a —— for doing that.
Aug. 10, 2013, 1:48 am
jaydub179 from bronx ny says:
they both are going to hell for killing #FLYTYDATRUEDON R.I.P!!!!!!
Feb. 12, 2014, 1:03 am

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