Darryl Littlejohn, the bouncer of The Falls bar, today pleaded not guilty to the first degree murder charge against him in the death of Imette St. Guillen.
Suspect pleads not guilty to first-degree murder.
NEW YORK (CNN) — A nightclub bouncer has been formally charged in the slaying of a New York graduate student, the Brooklyn district attorney’s office said Thursday.
The office said Darryl Littlejohn has been indicted on one count of first-degree murder and two counts of second-degree murder. He entered not guilty pleas during his arraignment Thursday afternoon.
Fox News is reporting that Darryl Littlejohn, The Falls bouncer, has been indicted for Murder of Imette St. Guillen. The heinous murder and rape of Imette St. Guillen shocked the collective conscience and souls of all.
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Grand Jury Indicts Littlejohn in Murder of N.Y. Grad Student
NEW YORK — A bouncer with a long rap sheet has been charged with murder in the death of a graduate student from Boston who was savagely raped, strangled and dumped last month in a desolate area of Brooklyn, a law enforcement official said Wednesday.
Littlejohn indicted in St. Guillen murder
Littlejohn, 41, will be arrested at Riker’s Island tonight where he is being held on probation violations, sources tell the Herald today.
He will then be booked and fingerprinted at the 75th Precinct in Brooklyn, not far from the deserted area where St. Guillen’s body was found Feb. 25.
St. Guillen’s family is en route to New York City to be present at tomorrow’s arraignment of Littlejohn. New York City Police Commissioner Ray Kelly is also expected to hold a press conference tomorrow.
(The Boston Herald)
From FOX News: Blood Match in Rape and Murder of NYC Grad Student
Police say they found blood and DNA evidence on plastic ties allegedly used to restrain St. Guillen during her rape and murder last month. They say that evidence links the crime to Littlejohn.
New York police say they will seek an indictment against Darryl Littlejohn for the murder of Boston-native Imette St. Guillen.
UPDATE: AP; NYPD: DNA Link Between Bouncer, Student
NEW YORK (AP) — DNA evidence found on the plastic ties that were used to bind strangled student Imette St. Guillen has been matched to prime suspect Darryl Littlejohn, police Commissioner Raymond Kelly said Sunday.
The New York Police Department commissioner said authorities would be taking that match and other evidence to a grand jury to get an indictment against Littlejohn for the murder of the graduate student last month. He didn’t give a date for when the grand jury would get the case.
DNA Links Littlejohn To Murder Of St. Guillen
(CBS) NEW YORK Darryl Littlejohn has been named the prime suspect in the murder investigation of Imette St. Guillen after DNA evidence linked the 41-year-old bouncer to the crime, NYPD commissioner Ray Kelly said at a press conference Sunday.
The forensic match was made after Littlejohn’s blood was found on hand ties used to bound St. Guillen, Kelly said.
“This is very significant development. When you talk about DNA here you are talking about the certainty of 1 in a trillion, so it’s a very important piece of evidence for us,” Kelly said. “The investigation is going forward and has certainly not reached a finality. There’s a lot more work to be done.”
MSNBC: N.Y. police ID prime suspect in student death
Club bouncer’s blood found on ties used to bind victim, commissioner says
After being earlier ordered to be in a line up for a separate sexual assault than the Imette St. Guillen case, Darryl Littlejohn was not picked out of a lineup.
According to O’Donnell, the victim asked detectives to order each man in the lineup to shout “Shut up!” before concluding that her attacker was taller than any of them. Police had no immediate comment.
Darryl Littlejohn, a person of interest in the rape and murder of Imette St. Guillen is expected to be charged later today in another rape case.
The bouncer considered a person of interest in the slaying of a New York City graduate student is reportedly expected to be charged with rape in a separate case today as tests reveal that fibers found on the student’s body match those on a carpet taken from the potential suspect’s home.
Police also believe Littlejohn, 41, is connected to the rape of two women in Queens and one in Nassau County late last year. The New York Daily News reported that Littlejohn is expected to appear in court today and be charged in the Queens case. The alleged victim in that case, sources told the News, told police that she was abducted on Oct. 16, 2005, handcuffed and thrown into a van. There, she said, her attacker covered her face with a jacket, raped her and then dumped her onto the street.
The alleged victim, the News reported, identified Littlejohn as her attacker in a police lineup and recognized a van linked to him as a van used in her attack.
(More at ABC)
UPDATE: Judge rules for bouncer to appear in lineup for a separate sexual assault case
Just before noon, Darryl Littlejohn appeared before a Queens County criminal court judge that declared he would appear in a police lineup in connection with a second sexual assault case.
Eyewitness News reporter Ken Rosato explains why. He’s live outside the courthouse in Kew Gardens.
The court hearing before Judge Dorothy Chin-Brandt was to get a court order to put the suspect in a lineup regarding another sexual assault case in Queens, according to the Queens District Attorney’s Office, which requested the hearing.
Darryl Littlejohn, the “person of interest” in the Imette Saint Guillen murder case has now peaked the interest of a Queens district attorney.
Police Commissioner Kelly: “We’re not in a position to rule anything out.”
The Darryl Littlejohn spider web is beginning to branch out in all direction. First suspected as a “person of interest” in the rape and murder of Imette St. Guillen. Then a possible tie to previous sexual assaults in the NYC/Long Island area. Now a possible gang involvement as a hit man? You think the owners of The Falls bar wished they had spent $20 on and INTERNET background check at the very least?
A federal probe into Darryl Littlejohn’s suspected work as a hit man for a notorious New York drug gang has been hastily reassigned to a Long Island judge after cops began eying Littlejohn in the murder of Imette St. Guillen of Boston, according to a source and federal court records.
A source familiar with the investigation said authorities have been developing evidence that Littlejohn was involved in murders allegedly committed by a Queens gang formerly led by jailed drug kingpin Lorenzo “Fat Cat” Nichols.
Maybe The Falls should have examined his resume a little more carefully and actually cared who they exposed their patrons and the public to?
Littlejohn, a career con from Queens working as a bouncer at The Falls bar in Manhattan’s Soho district, remained jailed at Rikers Island on a parole violation yesterday as NYPD cops worked to develop evidence linking him to St. Guillen’s murder. The brutalized body of the 24-year-old Mission Hill woman was found Feb. 25, 17 hours after Littlejohn escorted her out of the Soho nightspot.
As the investigation continued yesterday, newly unearthed court documents revealed that Littlejohn committed an armed robbery in 1995 with a member of the Queens drug crews formerly controlled by “Fat Cat” Nichols – an infamously violent drug lord now in the federal witness protection program.
(Read more from the Boston Herald on Littlejohn’s past)
According to the Boston Herald, police have made a link to the bouncer from The Falls, Darryl Littlejohn, by matching carpet fibers from his home to ones found on the tape and blanket at the crime scene of Imette St. Guillen. It also appears that Littlejohn may also be charged in a previous sexual assault of another woman who picked him out of a photo array.
Detectives who executed a search warrant on the 41-year-old parolee’s Queens home on Monday removed a section of his red carpet. Fibers from it are “identical” to those found when St. Guillen’s brutalized body was located in a grimy section of Brooklyn on Feb. 25, several sources said.
“It’s a match. The same carpet threads were found in the packing tape and on the comforter,” a law enforcement official told the Herald. “We are continuing to collect evidence in the case and will probably charge him this week or early next. He’s not going anywhere.”
In addition, investigators told the Herald they recovered DNA that is not Littlejohn’s from a blanket taken from his home. Police are probing whether the DNA belongs to St. Guillen, sources said.
Is it possible that career criminal Darryl Littlejohn is responsible for previous sexual assaults? Evidence and accounts from previous rape victims seems to be showing a similarity in patter.
All three victims “told investigators he put a blanket over their heads, raped them and then wiped down their bodies with some sort of swabs,” said a ranking NYPD official. “The one victim picked him out in a photo lineup. The victims in the other two cases could not make a positive ID because their heads were covered.”
In a sketch released after the 19-year-old was attacked in October, the suspect is a bespectacled black man wearing a baseball cap reading “Fugitive Agency.” He was wearing black clothes and a windbreaker with the same words emblazoned in yellow on the back.