Man Convicted of Kidnapping, Faces Murder in Unrelated Case
by Shane Miller
Jan 14, 2009 | 2141 views | 0 0 comments | 54 54 recommendations | email to a friend | print
A Queens man has been sentenced to 25 years to life in prison for the 2005 kidnapping of a York College student who was returning home from classes.

Darryl Littlejohn, 44, was convicted in October of 2008 for the incident, in which he accosted a woman at the intersection of 107th Avenue and the Van Wyck Expressway at approximately 4 p.m. Littlejohn, who was wearing clothing that resembled that of a law enforcement officer, handcuffed his victim and threw her into the back seat of his van.

Littlejohn then tried to drive away, but his victim tried to open the rear passenger door. Enraged, Littlejohn hit her twice and threw a jacket over her head, but she was able to push herself against the door and, still handcuffed, jumped from the moving vehicle.

Neighborhood children and a couple of witnesses helped the victim and immediately called police. DNA evidence from the handcuffs led investigators to Littlejohn.

The case pales in comparison, however, to the other crime Littlejohn has been charged with. Littlejohn is also accused of killing Imette St. Guillen in February of 2006. St. Guillen was a Boston native who was studying at John Jay College and was last seen as a SoHo bar at around 4 a.m.

Her nude body was later found 14 miles away on a Brooklyn street. She had been raped, sodomized, and choked to death.

Littlejohn, a bouncer at the bar where St. Guillen was last seen, was later charged and indicted for her murder. That case has yet to go to court.

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