2003-11-14 / Front Page

DA Brings Murder Charges In Cold Case

By Brian Magoolaghan
DA Brings Murder Charges In Cold Case By Brian Magoolaghan

A 25-year-old Brooklyn man has admitted to beating and stabbing a Far Rockaway resident to death in his apartment more than two years ago, according to papers filed with the Queens district attorney’s office.

Anthony Viera, of 913 Cortelyou Road, Brooklyn, was arrested on November 6 in connection with the death of Tyrone Stigall. Viera was arraigned the next day in Queens Criminal Court, and was charged with two counts of second degree murder and fourth degree weapons possession.

Viera admitted beating Stigall, 41, with a baseball bat and stabbing him with two knives, according to Detective Michael F. Solomeno’s deposition in the case.

Police from the 101 Precinct found Stigall’s body in his apartment at 20-34 Seagirt Boulevard, on April 14, 2001 – several days after they think he expired.

Viera was denied bail, according to the district attorney’s office. He is due back in court on November 21.

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