Menachem Stark Killer Indicted


kendel-felixKendel Felix, the 26-year-old man charged in the case of Williamsburg Reb Menachem Stark z”l, was indicted on murder and kidnapping charges by a Brooklyn grand jury on Monday. Felix, who was arrested last Wednesday, was also indicted on attempted robbery charges.

Prosecutors have said that Felix acted either alone or with one or more persons while attempting to commit a robbery as Menachem left his office on that January night.

Felix confessed to police that he and another person physically struggled with Menachem, forced him into the vehicle and drove away. According to the chief medical examiner of Nassau County, Menachem died as a result of asphyxia by compression of neck and chest.

The investigation brought up that Menachem was screaming at the top of his voice, when Felix and the others were ordered to sit on him to quiet him down. As a result, Menachem suffocated and passed away.

Felix has been charged with Murder in the Second Degree under the Felony Murder provision of the statute, given that Menachem’s death took lace during the commission, or attempted commission, of a kidnapping. The investigation into the other participants is ongoing. Felix faces a charge of murder in the second degree, which carries a penalty of 25-years-to-life in prison.

{Noam Newscenter}