Kings County District Attorney Kenneth P. Thompson announced the indictment of Kendel Felix for his participation in the kidnapping and murder of Menachem Stark, Hy”d, on January 2, 2014. The NYPD and the District Attorney’s Office launched a joint investigation to identify and prosecute the individuals who took part in the kidnapping and murder of Stark. Felix faces a charge of Murder in the Second Degree, which carries a penalty of 25-years-to-life in prison.
“I applaud our Homicide and Rackets Bureaus for their work with our partners at the NYPD in
getting to the bottom of this horrific crime, and helping us get one step closer to securing justice for Menachem Stark and his family,” said District Attorney Ken Thompson.
Felix has been charged with Murder in the Second Degree under the Felony Murder provision of the statute, given that Stark’s death occurred during the commission, or attempted commission, of a kidnapping. The investigation into the other participants is on-going.
The case is being investigated by Prosecutors from the Homicide Bureau and Investigations Division of the Kings County District Attorney’s Office, along with detectives from Brooklyn North Homicide Task Force and the 90th Precinct Detective’s Squad.