PRESS RELEASES ARCHIVES

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January 2, 2019

Defendant Stephen Cummings enters guilty plea to Manslaughter and Criminal Sale of a Controlled Substance for selling heroin/fentanyl that caused the death of a customer; Guilty plea marks first “death by dealer” conviction by a local prosecutor in New York City

November 30, 2018

“All Staten Islanders deserve to live their lives free from fear and free to express their identity however they wish,” said District Attorney McMahon. “

November 19, 2018

Following guilty verdict at retrial, judge sentences Michael Sykes to life in prison without parole for fatally stabbing the two young children of his girlfriend, Rebecca Cutler; Sykes also sentenced today to 25 years to life for attempted murder of a third child; Sykes currently serving a sentence of 26-and-one-third years to life for murder of Ms. Cutler

November 15, 2018

Multiple long-term investigations results in major takedown of four separate drug rings and Staten Island’s most notorious drug dealers

October 30, 2018

Workshop will be offered to high schools and colleges throughout Staten Island to raise awareness about dating violence

October 24, 2018

Training, which teaches salon workers how to recognize signs of domestic abuse and familiarize staff on resources available to victims, will now be offered to barber shops and tattoo parlors

October 15, 2018

Michael Sykes, previously found guilty for fatally stabbing his girlfriend, Rebecca Cutler, is convicted at retrial for murdering her two children and causing serious injuries to her other child; faces life in prison without parole

October 15, 2018

RCDA partners with CHASI and TYSA to equip local bar and restaurant owners with the knowledge and tools necessary to prevent overdoses and save lives

September 28, 2018

Over the course of two and a half years, DA McMahon has launched numerous initiatives to address some of Staten Island’s most pressing issues relating to the drug crisis, domestic violence crimes, and gun violence