New Rochelle teen sentenced to prison in death of schoolmate

Z'Inah Brown, third from left, in court

WHITE PLAINS – A New Rochelle High School student was sentenced by Westchester County Supreme Court Justice Barry Warhit to 17 years in state prison for the January 2018 stabbing death of another New Rochelle High School student.

Z’Inah Brown, 18, pled guilty to manslaughter in May. He will also serve five years of post-release supervision.

In court, Britney Schwab, the sister of the victim, Valaree Schwab, who was 16, read a statement about the devastating impact of her sister’s murder. “Your violent rampage stole a third sibling away from me long before it was their time. I hope that her sudden, untimely death will never be used in a discussion as fuel for hate,” Britney said. “I hope that, if anything, it can serve as a reminder for young people to find peaceful ways to resolve conflict and for families to hold their loved ones a little closer. I know Valaree would want us to bury hate and chose peace instead.”

Two other teens, Dominique Slack and Carl Booker, both pled guilty to the felony of stalking for being part of the gang that stalked Schwab on the day of her murder. They were each sentenced to “shock probation” where he will be incarcerated in Westchester County Jail for six months and serve five years of probation.
















Newburgh city fire sends one to hospital


NEWBURGH – Flames lit up the predawn skies over the City of Newburgh as fire raged through the upper floor of a two-story residence at 436 First Street.

The two-alarm fire brought out firefighters from area departments under mutual.

Initial reports said one person was taken to the hospital with severe burns.

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