A career criminal has been accused of carrying out a stabbing spree in New York City that left two people dead, including a much-loved pediatrician, and several more injured.
When he was arrested on Christmas Eve, Roland Codrington, 35, was operating the victim Bruce Maurice Henry’s black Mercedes Benz.
On Friday early in the morning, Henry was discovered near Marcus Garvey Park with his neck slit.
The defendant is also charged with killing a man on the Lower East Side and stabbing customers at a bar on the Upper East Side.
NYPD Released A Twitter Post Asking For Help Days Before The Arrest:
According to The New York Post, he has a lengthy resume:
“He has 12 prior arrests, including some vehicle-related arrests from 2022, assault with a weapon and [in] 2017 two assaults with a weapon, 2013, criminal possession of a knife, 2012 two times for assault, in … 2006 a knife robbery and a knife assault,” the chief said.
“He is now being charged with two counts of murder, two counts of attempted murder, one count of assault in the second degree and one count of criminal mischief,” Essig said.
Law enforcement sources told The Post that Codrington had as many as 20 prior busts, some of them sealed, the most recent a Jan. 20 arrest for an altered VIN number on a motorcycle.
He was charged with third-degree assault in a June 9, 2021, incident and assault with intent to cause injuries on Sept. 13, 2017, the sources said.
He was also allegedly hit with a gun-possession rap in 2013 and a string of arrests ranging from second-degree robbery to fare evasion dating to 2005, according to the sources.
Codrington also had an open arrest warrant before his new arrest. It was not immediately clear what case the warrant, issued in September, was tied to.
Records show he has done three stints in state prison, most recently released from the Mohawk Correctional Facility in Oneida County in April 2021 after a three-to-six-year sentence on a gun-possession rap.
He was also sentenced to up to four years on another gun-possession charge and was released in August 2017, and did two years for attempted robbery before he was released in 2012, records show.
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