Man convicted in brutal killing of girlfriend and unborn baby
by Lisa A. Fraser
Nov 09, 2011 | 2636 views | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Derrick Redd
Derrick Redd
On Thursday, November 3, 38-year old Derrick Redd of Jamaica, Queens, was convicted of second-degree murder and other charges for the stabbing death of his girlfriend – who was nine months’ pregnant – inside of her South Ozone Park apartment in October 2008.

According to the Queens District Attorney, the 25-year-old victim – who was stabbed approximately 20 to 30 times in her stomach and torso – was murdered on her due date, which was coincidentally, Redd’s birthday.

Redd was convicted of murder, criminal possession of a weapon, and second-degree abortion following a jury trial before Queens Supreme Court Justice Daniel Lewis.

“It is incomprehensible that this defendant would unleash such a vicious attack on his girlfriend and his unborn child on the date the baby was expected to come into the world,” said Queens district attorney Richard Brown. “He must be sentenced to the maximum time in prison in order to punish him and to protect society.”

Brown said that, according to the trial testimony, Redd stabbed his girlfriend, Niasha Delain, because he was under the impression that the baby was not his.

Redd faces 25 years to life in prison when he is sentenced on November 22.
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