Landlady denied bail in murder of Guyanese tenant in New York
The husband of the Guyanese mother of four who was stabbed to death in Brooklyn over three weeks ago has indicated that progress is being made in the case. This morning in a Long Island court room, the accused Leah Cuevas was arraigned on second-degree murder charges in the death of Chinelle Latoya Thompson Browne, her neighbor and tenant. The court heard that Cuevas stabbed Browne more than 40 times and dismembered her body.
The arraignment Judge John Toomey jr ordered that accused Cuevas held without bail. The husband Dale Browne welcomed the news that the accused would be held without bail as a triumph and that it was testimony of how God operates. The family has established a fund to assist the four children who are left without a mother.
Twenty seven year old Chinelle Latoya Thompson Browne was last seen alive in Brooklyn on July 5. Her torso and legs were found in one part of Long Island three days after and other body parts were later recovered from various locations on the island.
The attorney for the accused had entered a not-guilty plea claiming that the crime was not committed until July 8th.
The prosecution contends that when the police searched Cuevas’ home, which she shares with her husband, Vladamir, on July 10, they identified blood inside and in the hallway belonging to the victim Browne.
The NY press has also reported that a cab driver said he drove the accused from Brooklyn to Long Island the day before Browne’s torso and legs were found. The cab driver recalled helping Cuevas carry what he described as an extremely heavy suitcase and unloading it in Long Island