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The Bobster
09-08-2016, 08:43 AM
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Murdered ‘slumlord’s wife’s emotional testimony: ‘He never came home’
By Emily Saul
September 8, 2016 | 12:51am

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Vashie Stark and Kendel Felix
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The widow of a Brooklyn landlord slain during a botched robbery took the witness stand Wednesday, her voice quivering as she recalled the horrific night.

Avoiding eye contact with accused murderer Kendel Felix, Vashie Stark told jurors in Broolyn Supreme Court that her husband, Menachem, had planned to attend a wedding the evening he disappeared.

“I was expecting him to be home by 11, or 11:30 at the latest, but he never came home,” she said.

During opening arguments Wednesday, prosecutors said Felix and cohorts had placed a tracking device on Stark’s car in order to carry out their ambush.

They grabbed him on the evening of Jan. 2, 2014, stuffing him into the back of a van prosecutors said. One thug sat on him for too long, killing him.

They then tossed one of Stark’s cellphones, but left another untouched, which “acted as a homing beacon,” ADA Emily Dean said.

Dean said cellphone records will prove that Felix was with Stark that night, until his body was left “like trash” in a Dumpster.

Felix’s trial continues Thursday.

The Bobster
09-08-2016, 05:16 PM
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Grisly crime-scene video showing slain landlord is played in court
By Megan McGibney and Emily Saul
September 8, 2016 | 6:51pm

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A gruesome crime-scene video was played in Brooklyn court Thursday showing notorious landlord Menachem Stark’s charred, snow-covered body inside a Great Neck dumpster :D — and even his accused murderer had a hard time watching it.

Slay suspect Kendel Felix hunched forward looking upset as the video played, while members of Stark’s family cried softly, and some had to get up and leave.

Now-retired NYPD Detective Bruce Schurman who filmed the crime scene, also held up a ski mask with its sales tag still attached, and a pair of gloves, saying they were found discarded near the dumpster.

“There was snow, regular items found in dumpsters like cardboard boxes,” Ross noted. “[Stark’s] entire stomach had been eviscerated, and his organs were exposed. You could smell the gasoline’’ from when it had been poured over him and torched.

Prosecutors have said Stark was killed during a kidnapping gone bad, when a group of construction workers he employed decided he was rich enough to rob.

Felix, the only person charged in the slaying, faces 50 years to life in prison if convicted.