Two Central Islip Residents Convicted in Triple-Murder/Arson Spree
May 16, 2013
Hasan Vaughan and Thomas Singletary found guilty in the deaths of three victims
(Long Island, NY) Two Central Islip men have been found guilty of a brutal August, 2009 triple-murder plot in their home town, according to a statement released by Suffolk County District Attorney Thomas Spota.
Hasan Vaughan (left bottom) and Thomas Singletary (left top), both 36, were convicted Tuesday in the stabbing and shooting deaths of three individuals and the subsequent destruction of one of the victims’ Hickory Street home by arson in an attempt to cover up their crime, authorities said.
Vaughan had reportedly coursed Singletary, a friend of his, to assist him in murdering his girlfriend, Katrice Daniels, 31, as well as her sister, Mykier Daniels, 28. A third victim, Louis Calixto Jr., 19, was also found in the smoking rubble of Daniels’ home. All three had been stabbed and shot, while Daniels also had strangulation injuries as well.
The conflict that lead to the incident was the alleged theft of Vaughan’s cash, credit cards, and laptop computer by the victims, whose house he and Singletary burned to the ground after committing the murders.
Vaughan was convicted this week by a Suffolk County jury of first-degree murder, arson, and reckless endangerment, and faces a sentence of up to life in prison without the possibility of parole.
Singletary was acquitted of a first-degree murder charge but convicted of second-degree murder, arson, and reckless endangerment, and faces a sentence of a maximum of 25 years to life.
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