The Northern Westchester Examiner

Yonkers Man Pleads Guilty in 2015 Ossining Roadside Homicide

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A Yonkers man pled guilty last week to murdering a 62-year-old man whose decomposing body was found by a jogger along Route 133 in the Town of Ossining on August 24, 2015.

Joaquin Recinos Garcia, 27, could face a maximum sentence of 25 years to life without parole when he is set to be sentenced on September 8 in the death of Luis Blanco of Yonkers.

According to the Westchester District Attorney’s Office, an investigation by the Ossining and Yonkers police departments, district attorney and county Department of Laboratories and Research revealed Garcia owed Blanco money and was scheduled to meet with Blanco on August 19, the day Blanco went missing.

It was determined that Garcia, along with an unindicted co-conspirator, picked up Blanco in a Ford SUV in Yonkers on August 19 and told Blanco he couldn’t pay the money he owed him. When Blanco threatened to inform Garcia’s employer, Garcia became angry, brandished a screwdriver and demanded Blanco hand over all his valuables.

Garcia then proceeded to stab Blanco multiple times. The other man in the back seat of the SUV then shot Blanco once in the back of the head. Garcia was arrested by Ossining Village Police on September 18.


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