A Long Island man who was caught on video dumping his pregnant girlfriend’s lifeless body on the aspect of an expressway in Queens was sentenced on Wednesday to 25 years to life in jail for the cruel killing.
Prosecutors requested that Goey Charles, 33, get the utmost sentence because of the “brutality of the crime” and his “remorseless discarding of the lifeless physique of his girlfriend, the girl who was quickly to be the mom of his little one,” Queens District Attorney Melina Katz said in a release.
Charles was discovered responsible by a Queens jury in November of 1 rely of second-degree homicide within the October 2020 slaying of 29-year-old Vanessa Pierre.
Most of the proof that resulted in Charles’ conviction got here from disturbing surveillance footage displaying him dragging Pierre’s lifeless physique from a automotive and dumping her on the bottom on Horace Harding Expressway in Bayside early on the morning of Oct. 23, 2020, prosecutors stated.
The horrifying video clip was shared on-line in 2020 by then-NYPD Chief of Detectives Rodney Harrison.
At first, Pierre might be seen within the footage shifting across the backseat of her white 2019 Dodge Challenger, prosecutors stated.
But about an hour later, Charles exits the car, dragging her lifeless physique behind him earlier than abandoning her on the sidewalk, in accordance with the footage.
Charles is proven getting again within the driver’s seat of the car, which was registered in Pierre’s identify earlier than the video cuts off.
Pierre’s physique was later found by an MTA bus driver — with a pair of grey sweatpants wrapped round her neck, the DA’s Office stated.
She was carrying an orange shirt and crimson pajamas with a sock on one foot, police sources advised The Post on the time.
An post-mortem decided that she died from asphyxia resulting from compression of the neck.
Pierre, a nurse practitioner from Hempstead, Long Island was six months pregnant with Charles’ little one, a lady, who would have been named Libby Egypt, her sister, Melissa Pierre, advised the Post in 2020.
“She cherished him and she or he wished a household however I advised her this man will not be it,” Melissa said at the time.
“I stored telling her this man will not be it. Something was simply off about him. He was a pathological liar. They moved actually quick, been collectively a couple of yr, lower than that. From what it appeared like, it appeared like he wasn’t actually working.”
Pierre by no means obtained “into altercations with anyone” and even raised her voice, her sister stated.
“She was very excited in regards to the child,” she added.
Charles, of Uniondale, was arrested three days after Pierre’s physique was discovered and charged with second-degree homicide.