Westchester District Lawyer Anthony Scarpino together with federal, state and native regulation enforcement announce the arrest of a suspect within the killing of socialite Lois Colley at a information convention in White Plains on Nov. thirteen,2017.
Esdras Marroquin Gomez, the day laborer accused of killing North Salem socialite Lois Colley two years in the past, was again in courtroom in the present day to get a brand new lawyer.
The temporary look lasted lower than 5 minutes earlier than Westchester County Decide Barbara Zambelli, who arraigned Gomez a day earlier.
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On Monday, the indictment charging Gomez, 32, with second-degree murder was unsealed. He was assigned a lawyer, who entered a not guilty plea for him.
The lawyer, Diane Webster, was a longtime Legal Aid attorney who recently went into private practice. She is on the panel of lawyers who are assigned felony cases, but not for serious felonies like homicides so could not keep the case.
The only thing Gomez was asked to do in court Tuesday was give Webster permission to share information with his new lawyer, Cynthia Lobo.
No bail has been set or even requested, in part because there is an immigration detainer for Gomez at the county jail where he is being held.
Lobo declined to comment afterward.
Colley, 83, was bludgeoned to death in her home on the family’s Windswept Farm estate on Nov. 9, 2015.
(Photo: Peter T. Michaelis)
Gomez was not a regular worker there but had apparently gone to the house that afternoon because of a dispute he had with a relative of Colley’s.
By the time state police investigators learned about him and tried to interview him, he had left the country for his native Guatemala. Soon he was their prime suspect and prosecutors got the indictment last summer.
Authorities suspect he spent a short time in Guatemala before going to Mexico. He was located recently in Cancun and Mexican authorities moved to deport him. Gomez was sent to Guatemala on Friday and when his plane stopped in Miami, the FBI took him into custody.
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