crimes and misdemeanors

Teen Who Started Fire That Killed NYPD Officer Charged With Murder

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Last week, 38-year-old cop Dennis Guerra died from smoke inhalation and carbon monoxide poisoning he suffered while responding to a blaze in a Coney Island housing project building. On Friday, 16-year-old Marcell Dockery, who allegedly set a mattress on fire in the high-rise because he was “bored,” was charged with second-degree murder. Four other people, including Guerra’s partner, were injured, and Dockery is also facing charges of assault, reckless endangerment, and arson.

Murder Charge for Teen Who Set Coney Island Fire