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Brooklyn, NY - Man Convicted Of Murder In Death Of Williamsburg Landlord Menachem Stark

Published on: September 26, 2016 05:30 PM
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FILE - Kendel Felix at his arraignment Thursday May 1, 2014 standing next to his lawyer Attorney David Jacobs (GREGORY P. MANGO/POOL/Eli Wohl/VINnews.com)FILE - Kendel Felix at his arraignment Thursday May 1, 2014 standing next to his lawyer Attorney David Jacobs (GREGORY P. MANGO/POOL/Eli Wohl/VINnews.com)

New York - Brooklyn District Attorney Ken Thompson today announced that a 29-year-old Brooklyn man has been convicted for his participation in the kidnapping and murder of Menachem Stark, 39, on January 2, 2014.

District Attorney Thompson said, “This defendant waited for Menachem Stark outside of his office and forcibly kidnapped him, killing him in the process. As a result, his wife and seven children were robbed of their husband and father. The jury has now held him accountable for his actions.”

The District Attorney identified the defendant as Kendel Felix, 29, of Crown Heights, Brooklyn. He was convicted of first-degree kidnapping and second-degree murder following a jury trial before Brooklyn Supreme Court Justice Alexander Jeong. He faces up to 25 years to life in prison when he is sentenced on October 19, 2016.

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The District Attorney said that Stark was approached and accosted on the street by Kendel Felix and another individual as he left his office located at 331 Rutledge Street, in Williamsburg, on January 2, 2014 at approximately 11:30 p.m., according to trial testimony and surveillance videos.  After an extended physical struggle with those individuals, Stark was forced into a waiting vehicle and abducted from the location.

On January 3, 2014 at approximately 4 p.m., approximately 17 hours after the kidnapping, Stark’s body, which had been partially burned, was discovered by Nassau County Police in a garbage dumpster at a gas station located in Great Neck, Long Island.

According to trial testimony, including his own confession, the defendant did construction work for Stark and he and others suspected in the murder believed that Stark owed them money. They kidnapped him with the intention of robbing him, but Stark resisted and was killed when one of the kidnappers sat on his chest. They then drove out to Nassau County to dispose of the body, throwing it in a dumpster, throwing gasoline on it and setting it on fire.

The Nassau County Medical Examiner’s Office conducted an autopsy on Stark and determined the cause of death to be asphyxia by compression of the neck and chest.

The investigation into the other participants is ongoing.



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 Sep 26, 2016 at 06:07 PM Anonymous Says:

Someone paid him to do this. Who?

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 Sep 26, 2016 at 07:16 PM Dave Says:

Nebach. Who the family only bracha and mazel

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 Sep 26, 2016 at 07:32 PM Anonymous Says:

It wont bring Menachem o"h back but hopefully it will bring the family some closure.

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 Sep 26, 2016 at 08:37 PM AuthenticSatmar Says:

Reply to #1  
Anonymous Says:

Someone paid him to do this. Who?

If you're so sure, then you probably believe you know who.
In the end, it was a robbery gone bad.

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 Sep 26, 2016 at 10:27 PM PaulinSaudi Says:

Certainly a sad and strange case.

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 Sep 26, 2016 at 11:11 PM Who paid him to do it? Says:

Although no evidence exists to accuse the victims partner, nevertheless, the victims Partner, has not been ruled out.

It's well known, that on the day of his murder, Stark was being encouraged to seek huge sums of cash in loans and his partner knew that and Felix who did the actual killing, had no way to know that, unless someone inside Starks office tipped him off.

You never know whom you can trust, even if it's your own partner.

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 Sep 26, 2016 at 11:31 PM DMD45 Says:

We all know our non-PC name for these kind of murderers !!! דמד

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 Sep 27, 2016 at 08:28 AM Anonymous Says:

Reply to #6  
Who paid him to do it? Says:

Although no evidence exists to accuse the victims partner, nevertheless, the victims Partner, has not been ruled out.

It's well known, that on the day of his murder, Stark was being encouraged to seek huge sums of cash in loans and his partner knew that and Felix who did the actual killing, had no way to know that, unless someone inside Starks office tipped him off.

You never know whom you can trust, even if it's your own partner.

You are totally out of your mind. Do u even know his partner? You just picked up media garbage....like most people are apt to do.
The media,went wild with accusations and you continue to Perpetuate falsehoods and lies...what a shame that people stick their 2 cents in without knowing a thing.
If you are one to trust media...uch in vei iz dir. .

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 Sep 27, 2016 at 08:30 AM Anonymous Says:

Reply to #6  
Who paid him to do it? Says:

Although no evidence exists to accuse the victims partner, nevertheless, the victims Partner, has not been ruled out.

It's well known, that on the day of his murder, Stark was being encouraged to seek huge sums of cash in loans and his partner knew that and Felix who did the actual killing, had no way to know that, unless someone inside Starks office tipped him off.

You never know whom you can trust, even if it's your own partner.

Are u implying his partner wanted his cash...what are you implying...your own fantasies? You are totally wacked out...

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 Sep 27, 2016 at 08:36 AM Anonymous Says:

Not sure we got to the bottom of this case...which is sad.It is still shrouded in Mystery inspite of a conviction.
I'm sure the family knows the truth....and that's what's important. ..not what media,reports. Only hoping the right person is going to jail....

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 Sep 27, 2016 at 03:12 PM Anonymous Says:

Reply to #2  
Dave Says:

Nebach. Who the family only bracha and mazel

write your comments in English

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 Sep 27, 2016 at 03:15 PM Anonymous Says:

Reply to #10  
Anonymous Says:

Not sure we got to the bottom of this case...which is sad.It is still shrouded in Mystery inspite of a conviction.
I'm sure the family knows the truth....and that's what's important. ..not what media,reports. Only hoping the right person is going to jail....

why is the family knowing "the truth" what's important? it's important that they know he was a cheat, a thief, a slumlord and a liar? why?

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