A 55-year-old Lengthy Island man has been arraigned on homicide and weapons prices in the killing of his 39-year-old girlfriend, who was discovered shot to dying inside the posh house they shared after a welfare test in late July, Nassau County prosecutors stated Tuesday.
Mark Small, of Elmont, pleaded not responsible Tuesday in the dying of Marivel Estevez and was remanded pending his subsequent listening to. He faces as much as life in jail if convicted of the costs and is due again in courtroom subsequent month.
Estevez labored in administration on the Attract Mineola house complicated on Previous Nation Street and lived there. Small, an ex-Rockville Centre restaurant proprietor who needed to shut his enterprise just a few weeks earlier than her dying, lived together with her in her penthouse house. Cops have stated the 2 had a “tumultuous relationship” and Estevez deliberate to finish it.
She tried to do this sooner or later late the night time of July 28 or early the morning of July 29, prosecutors say, and Small allegedly pulled out a handgun and shot her twice — as soon as in the pinnacle, as soon as in the torso — then drove off in her automobile.
Estevez’s physique was discovered on her mattress on July 30 when cops adopted up on a welfare test request from a involved co-worker. She was pronounced useless on the scene.
Small was taken into custody at a hospital, the place he had been taken after he bought concerned in a crash with Estevez’s automobile whereas chasing her canine, which he allegedly took from the house, on the Lengthy Island Expressway on Aug. 2.
An e-mail in search of remark from Small’s legal professional was not instantly returned Tuesday afternoon.
Police discovered a girl useless on the Attract Mineola throughout a wellness test over the weekend. Greg Cergol stories.