Brandon Charles of Wheatley Heights will be sentenced today for manslaughter in the second degree.
Photo by: Suffolk County Police Department
Central Islip, NY - May 4, 2017 - A Wheatley Heights man who pleaded guilty to manslaughter in the second degree for recklessly causing a fatal crash in Melville in 2014 will be sentenced today (Thursday 5/4), Suffolk County District Attorney Thomas Spota said.
Blood on the driver’s side door of the car he was driving established that Brandon Charles was behind the wheel on November 1, 2014 when the vehicle flipped over and killed Carla Vanessa Flores, 19, of Wyandanch who was in the back seat. Neither Charles nor passenger Joseph Dunn of Dix Hills would tell police at the scene who was driving.
Charles waived his right to appeal and will be sentenced by State Supreme Court Justice Fernando Camacho in Central Islip to three to nine years in prison. Justice Camacho will call the court calendar at 9:30 am.