An Arizona man has been indicted for the “execution fashion” homicide of his buddy on a Long Island Rail Road practice in Suffolk County final yr, officers introduced Friday.
Nicholas D’Agostino, 20, was arrested Thursday in Yonkers and charged within the caught-on-camera slaying of 20-year-old Yusef Staine in February 2022, the Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office mentioned.
D’Agostino allegedly carried out the cold-blooded killing after he, Staine and two different buddies spent an evening out in New York City, in keeping with prosecutors.
The alleged killer traveled from Arizona to Wyandanch on Feb. 13 to go to Staine, who “thought-about him a buddy,” mentioned DA Raymond Tierney.
Two days later, the buddies and two different pals took the LIRR to the Big Apple. In the early hours of Feb. 16, D’Agostino and Staine have been seen heading again to Wyandanch on the practice, however missed their cease, in keeping with surveillance footage reviewed by investigators.
The pair acquired off on the Ronkonkoma station — the ultimate cease on the road — after which boarded a westbound practice again in the direction of Wyandanch.
After getting on the apparently empty practice automotive, D’Agostino allegedly shot Staine within the aisle.
Horrific video of the killing obtained by The Post reveals the second D’Agostino allegedly pulls a gun from his pants, unseen by Staine, and shoots the unsuspecting sufferer behind the top.
Staine drops to the ground mortally wounded and D’Agostino, wearing black, fires a second shot into his torso.
D’Agostino then fled out of the open doorways of the practice, which was reportedly set to go away in minutes for Penn Station.
Officials haven’t recognized a motive for the killing. The two pals didn’t seem to have any form of dispute main as much as the deadly taking pictures, sources told Newsday final February.
D’Agostino was arraigned on Friday on costs of homicide and legal possession of a weapon and ordered to be held with out bail by Judge Steven A. Pilewski.
If convicted, D’Agostino faces as much as 25 years to life in jail, however is eligible for 40 years to life in jail, in keeping with the prosecutor’s workplace.
He is scheduled to look in courtroom subsequent on June 14.
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