You are reading

Bronx Man Indicted for Murder in Stabbing Death of Jackson Heights Lawyer

iStock

Sept. 7, 2021 By Christian Murray

A 64-year-old Bronx man was indicted for murder last week for the brutal slaying of an attorney in the victim’s Jackson Heights law office in August.

Nando Perez, of East 165th Street, was arraigned Thursday on an indictment of murder in the second degree and criminal possession of a weapon and faces 25 years-to-life in prison if convicted.

He is being held in custody and has been ordered to return to court on Oct. 12.

Perez allegedly went to Charles Zolot’s law office on 82nd Street, near 37th Street, at around 4:20 p.m. on Aug. 4 and stabbed the 65-year-old attorney approximately 20 times. Zolot’s body was found the following morning in his second-floor conference room.

The defendant was a former client of Zolot’s and the two had a disagreement, according to the Queens District Attorney’s office.

Perez is believed to have killed Zolot because the attorney was unable to reverse a bank foreclosure on an East Elmhurst property he owned. He allegedly stalked Zolot for more than a year, and would often barge into his office screaming.

“This was a brutal killing that stunned the community,” Queens District Attorney Melinda Katz said in a statement.

email the author: [email protected]
No comments yet

Leave a Comment
Reply to this Comment

All comments are subject to moderation before being posted.

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Recent News

LaGuardia Community College receives federal funding to expand vocational training for the unemployed

LaGuardia Community College recently received more than $400,000 in federal funding to enhance and expand vocational training for underemployed New Yorkers in a city that is still working to recover from COVID-19 pandemic-induced job loss. The support was secured by U.S. Senators Charles Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand, Congresswoman Nydia Velázquez and former Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney.

LaGuardia Community College President Kenneth Adams explained that the school lost nearly a quarter of its students at the height of the pandemic due to the economic effects of the lockdown on low-income Queens households.

BP launches new advisory panel for youth to become civically engaged in the future of Queens

In an effort to get more young people involved in civics, Queens Borough President Donovan Richards has created a new advisory panel known as the Youth and Young Adult Council to introduce the “youngest and fiercest” community advocates to both community service and organization.

Members of the advisory body will advocate concerns through means of community engagement by participating in one of two cohorts. The first will be made up of high school representatives between the ages of 13 and 17, while the second cohort will be comprised of young adults between the ages of 18 and 25.

Raga sworn in as first-ever Filipino American elected to the state Legislature

More than 300 community members attended the historic inauguration of Assemblyman Steven Raga as the first Filipino American elected to office in New York state.

Many who attended the swearing-in event at the Queens Museum in Flushing Meadows Corona Park wore traditional and cultural attire to the event at the building that once housed the General Assembly of the newly formed United Nations from 1946-50 until its current home in Manhattan became available for the world body.

These Queens eateries are participating in the upcoming NYC Restaurant Week

NYC Restaurant Week is underway, so nix that skillet and bring family and friends to your favorite neighborhood spot, or get inspired and break bread somewhere new and different. During this special citywide culinary event, food-lovers will enjoy curated menus and prix-fixe prices that are easy on the wallet.

Bookings began on Jan. 17 and are available until Feb. 12, and you can reserve a table at 30 participating Queens restaurants, along with hundreds more across the five boroughs.