YONKERS, NY — May 7, 2019 — Jamir Thompson, wanted for the alleged murder of 18-year-old Marilyn Cotto Montanez, turned himself in early this morning to police officers at the Yonkers Police 3rd Precinct on Riverdale Avenue. Shortly before 1am, the 15-year-old Thompson who was in the company of his mother and an attorney presented himself to officers who placed him into custody without incident. He was then taken to the Yonkers Police Youth Services Division on North Broadway where he was processed on the warrant for his arrest. Detectives then transferred Thompson to the Westchester County Court in White Plains where he is currently being arraigned before a Superior Court judge in the Youth Part of Criminal Court.
“Today’s surrender of Jamir Thompson is the direct result of the hard work and dedication of the Yonkers Police Department,” stated Yonkers Mayor Mike Spano. “Their tireless efforts in tracking this individual gave him no other choice than to turn himself in for his heinous crime against a young woman with a bright future. Great job by our Yonkers’ finest. I look forward to seeing justice served for the sake of the family and friends of Marilyn and our Yonkers community.”
Police Commissioner Charles Gardner stated, “Jamir Thompson has been taken into custody and will now have to answer for his despicable actions. I applaud the dedication of our Police Officers and Detectives and their on-going, relentless pursuit of justice for the family of Marilyn Cotto Montanez.”
Thompson was booked on a single charge of Murder 2, a Class A-I Violent Felony in the New York State Penal Law. It is expected that Thompson will be remanded to a juvenile detention facility subsequent to his arraignment as a juvenile offender. The case is being prosecuted by the Westchester County District Attorney’s Office. Additional information may be released as it becomes available.
NOTE: Booking charges are merely accusations and the defendant(s) are presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty in a court of law.
SOURCE: Det. Sgt. Dean Politopoulos, Communications Director, Yonkers Police Commissioner Charles Gardner