Goey Charles “will be held accountable for his alleged actions,” DA Katz pledged.
By Forum Staff
A Long Island man has been indicted by a Queens grand jury and arraigned in Supreme Court on murder charges in the October death of his pregnant girlfriend, Queens District Attorney Melinda Katz recently announced.
Goey Charles, 30, has been charged with second-degree murder. Remand has been continued for Charles and he is set to return to court on Feb. 3.
Katz said that on Oct. 23, at about 2:50 a.m. video surveillance shows the defendant in a white
Dodge Challenger pull over at 216-07 Horace Harding Expwy. Charles exits the driver’s seat of the car—which was registered to the victim—and then gets in the back where Vanessa Pierre, 29, is seated and moving, according to the video footage. Soon after the defendant closes the door behind him, the woman appears motionless and stretched out across the length of the backseat. At approximately 4:38 a.m., the defendant is allegedly seen exiting the vehicle and then dragging the pregnant woman’s body out of the car, leaving her on the sidewalk. He then gets back in the car and drives away.
DA Katz said around 6 a.m., a passerby saw Pierre on the ground at the location. There was a pair of gray sweatpants wrapped around her neck. She was unresponsive and unconscious, and when emergency responders arrived on the scene, she was pronounced dead.
“The defendant is accused of committing a despicable, irreparable act of domestic violence – killing the young woman who was to be the mother of his child, dragging her limp body from a car and then abandoning her body alongside a road,” Katz said. “He will be held accountable for his alleged actions.”
If convicted, Charles faces up to 25 years-to-life in prison.