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Glenn Kurtzrock news articles

Over the years, Glenn Kurtzrock has had many cases which were covered by the press.  Here is a collection of just a few of the articles written about Glenn and his cases. Right now all of these cases were from Glenn’s time as a homicide prosecutor, we will soon be adding articles about cases Glenn is handling as a criminal defense attorney.

Former Wyandanch man gets 25 to life for West Babylon killing

Murder in the Second Degree trial conducted when Glenn Kurtzrock was still a homicide prosecutor.

“A Suffolk jury took two hours Friday to convict a former Wyandanch man of second-degree murder for shooting an acquaintance in the face outside a strip club six years ago. . . ‘He was also a working man,’ Assistant District Attorney Glenn Kurtzrock said. ‘He’s a human being. His life matters.’ “

Dix Hills man guilty of manslaughter in brother’s killing

Murder in the Second Degree trial conducted when Glenn Kurtzrock was still a homicide prosecutor.

“Assistant Suffolk District Attorney Glenn Kurtzrock said in his closing argument that the defendant meant to kill.

“This was no accident, folks. This was no mistake,” the prosecutor said. “ . . . This was murder — plain and simple.”

Kurtzrock said the evidence shows that Okonkwo Jr. choked his brother for several minutes until he died, and that he repeatedly beat his mother, putting her in a coma.”

Bridgehampton man convicted in 2013 Christmas Day fatal shooting at Medford auto shop

Murder in the First Degree trial conducted when Glenn Kurtzrock was still a homicide prosecutor.

“After deliberating for one day, a jury convicted Brandon Davis, 20, of one count of first-degree murder, two counts of second-degree murder and first-degree assault in the shooting death of 19-year-old Taleik Bristel, according to Assistant District Attorney Glenn Kurtzrock. Seven days of testimony preceded the jury’s findings, Kurtzrock said.

‘This was an absolutely senseless and vicious crime; there was absolutely no reason why this young man had to die,’ Kurtzrock said. ‘It was an execution, plain and simple.’ “

Shawn Lawrence guilty in fatal shooting of James Terry

Murder in the Second Degree trial conducted when Glenn Kurtzrock was still a homicide prosecutor.

“Jurors said that Kurtzrock’s closing argument convinced them the video was too blurry to judge the attackers’ heights, particularly when one clip he showed seemed to show one of the men who ran from the shooting was taller.”

Judge rules Robert Waters of Centereach guilty in beating death of 90-year-old grandmother

Murder in the Second Degree trial conducted when Glenn Kurtzrock was still a homicide prosecutor.

“Assistant District Attorney Glenn Kurtzrock said after the trial, ‘The judge listened carefully to all the evidence and obviously is very well versed in the law and I believe clearly that he came to the correct verdict. I do believe that it’s the exact same verdict that any jury would’ve come to as well.’ “

Jury finds Guillermo Alvarado Ajcuc guilty of murder

Rape and Murder in the Second Degree trial conducted when Glenn Kurtzrock was still a homicide prosecutor.

“The family of a Flanders woman expressed satisfaction and relief Friday after a Riverhead man was convicted of second-degree murder for strangling her when she fought back during a rape.

Guillermo Alvarado Ajcuc, 23, was found guilty of killing Mirian Yohanna Garcia Mansilla, 29, two years ago in Riverhead after he escorted her from a bar because she was drunk.

The jury reached its verdict after deliberating about 11 hours over three days.”

Bay Shore man convicted in slaying of estranged wife's lover

Murder in the Second Degree trial conducted when Glenn Kurtzrock was still a homicide prosecutor.

“A Bay Shore man was convicted Thursday of shooting his estranged wife’s lover to death in front of her.

A Suffolk County jury convicted Quinton Rubin, 37, of second-degree murder after deliberating about eight hours over two days.

The jury found that Rubin went to his former Bay Shore home, where his wife was sleeping in a trailer in the driveway with Sean Berry, 36, and shot him five times.”

Aston Martin Barth pleads guilty to ax murder

Murder in the Second Degree trial conducted when Glenn Kurtzrock was still a homicide prosecutor.

“Moments before his trial was to begin, a Central Islip man pleaded guilty Tuesday to killing a friend with an ax and keeping the body hidden in his bedroom closet for days.

Aston Martin Barth, 40, pleaded guilty to second-degree murder in the Dec. 18, 2012, death of his friend and neighbor, Jason Campbell, 35. With the jury waiting outside the courtroom, Barth admitted hitting Campbell in the neck with an ax.

In return for the plea, Suffolk Assistant District Attorney Glenn Kurtzrock agreed to recommend the minimum sentence of 15 years to life in prison.”

Other Media

Often, Glenn Kurtzrock is asked by members of the press to comment on various aspects of the law or other topics related to criminal defense.  A few of those articles are collected here.

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