2012-08-10 / Top Stories

Good Samaritan Murderer Get 18 Years

Daryl Reid. Photo by the New York Post. Daryl Reid. Photo by the New York Post. Queens District Attorney Richard A. Brown has announced that a Far Rockaway man who pleaded guilty to manslaughter in the fatal July 2010 assault of a Good Samaritan who attempted to halt the attack on a transsexual woman, has been sentenced to 18 years in prison.

The two co-defendants who pleaded guilty to gang assault in the same incident are presently awaiting sentencing.

Brown said, “The victim in this case – a 49-year-old man – bravely attempted to stop an injustice and paid for it dearly. The defendants have all admitted their culpability in the crime and will be serving lengthy prison sentences. The dispositions in this case are a measure of justice for the victim.”

The District Attorney identified the defendant as Daryl Reid, 24, of 25-21 Ocean Crest Boulevard in Far Rockaway. Reid pleaded guilty on June 8, 2012, to first-degree manslaughter before Queens Supreme Court Justice Richard L. Buchter who imposed the determinate sentence of 18 years in prison.

Brown said that, in pleading guilty, Reid, along with co-defendants Terril Pinnock and Jahvaughn Garrison, admitted that on July 4, 2010, they assaulted an unidentified individual in the vicinity of New Haven Avenue and Beach 21 Street because she was a transsexual. The victim suffered a slight cut to one of her fingers and was able to escape due to the intervention of Richard Salter, 49, who demanded that the defendants leave the victim alone. Minutes later, after everyone left the scene, the defendants again observed Richard Salter – in the vicinity of 601 Beach 20 Street – and attacked him. Pinnock and Garrison admitted to punching and kicking Salter; Reid admitted to pulling out a knife and stabbing him once in the thigh and once in the buttocks. The thigh injury nicked Salter’s femoral artery and he bled to death on a nearby stoop after fleeing the attack.

Pinnock, 22, of 20-23 Seagirt Boulevard, and Garrison, 23, of 120 Beach 19 Street, both in Far Rockaway, pleaded guilty in June 2012 to first-degree gang assault before Justice Buchter who indicated he would sentence each of them to a determinate term of six-andone half years in prison on October 1, 2012.

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