Baby Mom Says Redd Is Innocent
Convicted murderer Derrick Redd sits in a cell at Riker’s Island in the Bronx, awaiting his sentencing, which is now set for January 4, after a Queens Supreme Court judge on November 22 postponed his last sentencing date.
The mother of Redd’s 28-month-old son, who asked not to be identified for fear of retribution, says that the postponement is due to the fact that the judge was unsure whether or not the jury verdict of guilty was supported by the evidence presented in court.
“There was so much wrong with the prosecution case,” his baby mother said. “They brought him in straight from the crime scene and questioned him for 27 hours without letting him sleep or have anything to eat.
They walked him to the bathroom. They didn’t let him make any phone calls, not to me, not to his parents, not to a lawyer.
He was a person of interest, but they never interviewed anybody else, never looked at anybody else.”
She said that the facts presented by the District Attorney and the press were not all correct, and that she had come to The Wave to correct some of those misconceptions.
“First of all, Naisha Delain was not his girlfriend. She and Derrick met and they were intimate off and on, but she was not his girlfriend. In fact, her mom had never met Derrick until the day that she called him to check on her daughter and they found the body.”
She blames Delain’s mother for putting the finger on Redd for the murder.
“They took the two of them from the crime scene to the precinct.
They put Derrick in one room and her in the other. It must have been something she said that pointed the cops to Derrick, but she had never met him before, never even spoke to him,” she said.
And, she is angry about the trial and the way, she says, “the DA played on the sympathies of the jury.”
There was no forensic evidence, she said.
All they had was a person who lived upstairs who first told detectives that she didn’t hear anything.
Then, after the DA gave her money to move and fixed her immigration problems, she remembered that she heard somebody scream, ‘Don’t, Derrick. Don’t’ and testified to that in court.
She adds that even Redd’s telephone records and the time of death introduced by the medical examiner contradict the prosecution’s timeline in the case.
She says the evidence points to somebody else, a psychopath who had something against Delain.
“The killer is still out there,” she says.
The woman, who has known Redd since 1999, when she was a teen, says that the Derrick Redd that she knows would not do such a thing.
“A lot of what you saw in the papers and heard in court was negative and prejudiced,” she said. “Derrick is not like that. He respects women, he respects his mother. He loves children and is a good family man to his son. He is not the person painted by the papers and the DA.”
Redd was convicted in court last month of killing his pregnant girlfriend – a teller at the Capitol One Bank on Beach 116 Street.
The charges against him were second degree murder and an abortional act, for killing the unborn fetus.
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.
The District Attorney did not return calls for comment on the reason for the postponed sentencing hearing.