Bronx County District Attorney Robert T. Johnson announced the sentence of 44 years up to life imprisonment in a triple-shooting, double-homicide case that took place in the vicinity of Devoe Park, University Avenue and Fordham Road, on April 7, 2011.
YENFRI RAMIREZ, age 19, was sentenced by Justice Barbara Newman to consecutive terms of 23 years to life for Murder in the 2nd Degree and 21 years in prison for Manslaughter in the 1st Degree.
RAMIREZ will also serve concurrent terms of five years in prison for Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the 2nd Degree and three years for Assault in the 2nd Degree. The prison sentence is followed by five years post release supervision.
The shooting took place in Devoe Park, following a fight that involved RAMIREZ’ brother. A number of individuals began pursuing RAMIREZ through the park, and when they got to the corner of Fordham Road and West University Place, RAMIREZ pulled out a gun and fired three shots, fatally shooting EDWIN LIZ, age 17, in the back of the neck, and fatally wounding ALLAN MATOS, age 22, in the back.
A third gunshot hit EFREN ESTRADA, age 39, in the leg. He survived his wounds. An eyewitness at the scene identified the defendant at a lineup the next day, and a police officer also witnessed the killings.
Gangs / Major Case Bureau Senior Investigative Assistant District Attorney Thomas Kapp prosecuted the case.
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