Sentencing for Jamaica resident Derrick Redd, who slashed to death his girlfriend and her unborn baby, has been postponed until early January, sources at the office of Queens District Attorney Richard Brown, said on Tuesday. His sentencing had been set for November 22.
Redd, who killed his pregnant girlfriend – a teller at the Capitol One Bank on Beach 116 Street – was convicted two weeks ago of second degree murder and other charges for the October 2008 murder and abortional act.
At the time, Brown said that it was expected that he would be sentenced to 25 years to life for his crimes.
The 25-year-old victim, Naisha Delain – who was stabbed with a knife approximately 20 to 30 times in her stomach and torso, including five stab wounds to the fetus in utero – was murdered on her due date. Her baby did not survive. The attack took place on October 25, 2008 inside of her residence, located at 109-57 Lefferts Boulevard in South Ozone Park.
Queens District Attorney Richard Brown said, “It is incomprehensible that this defendant would unleash such a vicious attack on his girlfriend and his unborn child on the date the baby was expected to come into the world – which also happened to be the birthday of the victim’s father. What should have been a joyous day has been forever changed into an occasion of grief. The defendant could have walked away and left this young woman and her unborn child – but instead he unleashed a brutal attack. He must be sentenced to the maximum time in prison in order to punish him and to protect society.”