Miami, FL - Police Release Interrogation Video Of Florida Teen Charged In Murder Of NY Rabbi, Denies Involvement In Shooting

Published on: January 7th, 2016 at 11:00 AM

Miami, FL - In videotaped interviews conducted by police both before and after his arrest in the 2014 shooting death of a visiting rabbi from Brooklyn, 15 year-old Deandre Charles continues to deny any involvement in the case. ( reports that the Charles is charged with killing 60 year-old Rabbi Joseph Raskin in a botched robbery as the rabbi was walking to shul on Sabbath on August 9, 2014.

During a May 2015 interview with police when he was considered a suspect in the case, the then-14 year-old Charles is heard denying he was at the crime scene when confronted with eyewitness testimony.

“I don’t know. I was not there. I would explain it like – I was not there. I don’t know what the hell he’s talking about. I don’t have no clue what he’s talking about,” Charles tells detectives.

When told that police had collected DNA evidence linking him to the crime, Charles responds, "Lies."

Even after his arrest 7-months later Charles remains steadfast in his denial, telling police, "I don’t have nothing to do with it. If I would have known something about that murder, I swear I wasn’t even there the day of the murder, man.”

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