Why Does Mayor Mike Spano Believe He Has a Right to Toy with the Public’s Right to Know?
16-year-old Michael Pettiford Murdered 19-year-old Daij Asante Thomas
Daij Asante Thomas had Weeks Earlier Allegedly Attempted to Cut Michael Pettiford’s Throat in a Gang Related Incident.
Saturday, April 15, 2017 Killing of Daij Asante Thomas by Michael Pettiford was Payback
The Blue Truth Hezitorial
YONKERS, NY — April 19, 2017 — Yonkers Mayor Mike Spano omitted and camouflaged his telling of the capture and identification of Michael Pettiford, the 16-year-old assailant of 19-year-old Daij Asante Thomas in the first hour of Saturday April 15, 2017th at the Showcase Cinema De Lux, located in Ridge Hill at 59 Fitzgerald Street, where Thomas was employed and on the job at the time of being wounded.
Pettiford, a Yonkers resident living at 26 Rollins Street had fled the theater before Yonkers Police Officers and emergency services were on the scene that Saturday morning. Pettiford was apprehended at an apartment located at 125 Yonkers Avenue yesterday mid-afternoon. Pettiford has been charged with second degree murder.
“We do know that this was not a random act,” asserted Yonkers Police Commissioner Charles Gardner. “We believe that it was the result of some prior incident or dispute.” Editor’s Note: People in the know, with knowledge shared with the Yonkers Tribune in confidence advise that the incident is gang related!
Emergency services had arrived on the scene at last Saturday’s at what proved to be a fatal stabbing. Mr. Thomas was enroute toward medical attention and either succumbed to his wounds while in the ambulance or at a local hospital where was declared DOA.
Pettiford is expected to be arraigned in Yonkers City Court today.
YPD recovered the “alleged” knife used at the scene.