Monday, August 13, 2007

15 and 7 Years for Drug-House Killers

At a hearing late Friday, Judge Wanda K. Heard sentenced Mark Brooks, 41, of the 2200 block of Clifton Avenue to 25 years in prison suspending all but 15 years. Brooks pled guilty to second degree murder May 11, 2007. Co-defendant Natasha Sarchiapone, 26, of the 2000 block of Griddle Avenue (which should read Grinnalds Avenue), pled guilty to second degree assault and first degree breaking and entering May 11, 2007. Judge Heard sentenced her at that time to 20 years in prison, suspending all but seven years and three years probation for the breaking and entering. Details:
On June 24, 2006 at approximately 11:30 p.m. police responded to 4819 Pennington Ave. for a report of a stabbing. Upon arrival, police discovered the victim, Russell Duckworth, 33, suffering from multiple stab wounds to the neck and torso. He was transported to Harbor Hospital, where he died less than an hour later. Investigation revealed that Natasha Sarchiapone was at the Duckworth’s home using drugs all day. Duckworth then told Sarchiapone to leave. Sarchiapone refused so victim physically removed her. Sarchiapone was upset by this and returned with Mark Brooks. They entered the home of the victim without his permission or knowledge. Sarchiapone then proceeded to assault a woman who was in the home while at the same time Brooks attacked the victim with a sharp object, striking him 12 times. Brooks and Sarchiapone both fled and witnesses later identified them as the individuals who committed the above crimes.

1 comment:

burgersub said...

i like how the SA's office has been saying ms. sarchiapone is from "griddle avenue" for like a year now, even though no such street exists.