Plea: Man killed Brooklyn woman, tossed body off Canarsie pier

Pier pressure: Man admits to killing Brooklyn woman, tossing body off Canarsie Pier

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A Bronx man admitted on Jan. 25 to strangling and dismembering an East New York woman before hurling her body off the Canarsie Pier in 2014, law enforcement sources said. Now prosecutors hope a sentencing judge is as brutal to the murderer as the killer was to his victim, Brooklyn’s top legal eagle said.

“By sadistically killing, cutting up, and dumping the victim’s body in the water, this defendant showed absolutely no mercy towards the victim,” said District Attorney Ken Thompson, whose office prosecuted the case. “With his guilty plea, we will now show no mercy towards him and seek a long prison sentence for this ruthless and cold-blooded killer.”

Charles Wright pleaded guilty to second-degree murder before Supreme Court Justice Michael Gary, who said in court he plans on tossing the Bronx killer into a cage for 18 years to life, according to Thompson.

Wright was arguing with his victim, 32-year-old Shaniqua Davis, inside her Blake Avenue apartment in East New York on July 25 when the dispute turned ugly and he choked the life out of her, according to the district attorney.

The killer quickly busied himself covering up the grim deed, hacking Davis’s fingers from her hands, before binding the body, stuffing it into a laundry bag, and tossing it into the seas off of Canarsie Pier, Thompson said.

Wright used Davis’s bank card to withdraw $141 from a grocery store cash machine and also spent her dough at fast-food restaurants, prosecutors said.

The killer’s girlfriend Tamanika Evens pleaded guilty to first-degree hindering prosecution last month for her part in helping Davis dump the body, and Thompson’s office expects the willing accomplice to serve two–six years behind bars, he said.

Wright’s sentencing is set for Feb. 10, officials said.

Reach reporter Colin Mixson at or by calling (718) 260-4505.
Updated 11:48 am, January 16, 2019
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