Construction Worker Indicted in Stark Murder
Told investigators the Hasidic landlord was killed in a kidnapping gone wrong
The suspect arrested last week for the January kidnapping and murder of Hasidic landlord Menachem Stark has been indicted, the New York Post reports. Kendel, 26, worked for a contractor who was hired by Stark, and his account of what happened confirms initial reports that it was a business-related kidnapping gone badly wrong, with Stark’s burned body discovered several days later in a dumpster on Long Island.
Felix told investigators that “he and an accomplice only wanted to scare Stark when they accidentally killed him during the abduction outside his Williamsburg office.”
The Post reports:
The grand jury indicted Felix on charges of murder, kidnapping, and attempted robbery, a law-enforcement source said.
The source added that the investigation was ongoing and detectives hope to collar two more men – one who helped kidnap Stark and another who helped torch and dispose of his body.
We’ll keep you posted.
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