2009-06-26 / Top Stories

Probation For Cop-Killer's Sis

By Howard Schwach

Dexter Bostic in an official NYPD photograph. Dexter Bostic in an official NYPD photograph. Nicole Bostic, the sister of convicted Rockaway cop-killer Dexter Bostic, was sentenced to three years probation this week for her part in obstructing the police investigation in the wake of the murder of Police Officer Russell Timoshenko.

Police believe that Nicole Bostic, 29, assisted her brother and her former lover Lee Woods, by hiding the guns used in the shooting and giving Woods a ride after the shooting.

Both Bostic and Woods are serving sentences of life without parole for the July 9, 2007 murder of Timoshenko and the wounding of Police Officer

Herman Yan.

Bostic could have been sentenced to up to seven years behind bars for her part in the shooting, but evaded prison time by instead pleading guilty to a misdemeanor count of hindering prosecution. She confessed only to giving Woods a ride to his Gateway Boulevard home, where he was arrested the day after the shooting.

Bostic and a third man involved in the shooting, Robert Ellis, were picked up two days later hiding in the Pennsylvania woods.

Ellis was convicted on a weapons charge.

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