Menachem Stark’s Killer Fit to Stand Trial


The man accused of kidnapping R’ Menachem Stark z”l, strangling him, and setting him on fire has been found fit to stand trial.

The NY Post reports that Kendel Felix, who has been in custody since the January 2014 murder of​ Menachem, appeared via video conference Thursday before Brooklyn Supreme Court Ju​stice Neil Firetog to set hearings for early June.

After his April 2014 arrest, Felix detailed an elaborate plot for police in which he’d been approached by someone named “Erskine,” who said Menachem owed him money, and told that if he helped Erskine “scare” the landlord, he’d give him a cut of the profit.

His account also pointed fingers at two other men, who he only identified as “Kendall,” and “Irvine.”

Felix will be back in court June 6. NY Post