Long Island Man Caught On Video Dumping Girlfriend’s Body Sentenced To 25 Years To Life
Goey Charles was sentenced for killing his pregnant girlfriend and then dumping her body on the sidewalk
On Oct. 23, 2020, Long Island’s Goey Charles was caught on surveillance video in Queens, New York, dumping the body of his then-pregnant girlfriend. He was arrested and charged with second-degree murder by the New York Police Department. Now, according to Queens District Attorney Melinda Katz, that man was given a sentence of 25 years to life in prison for the murder.
Goey Charles, who resided on Rochelle Court in Uniondale, New York, was given the sentence on Nov. 29 by Queens Supreme Court Justice Kenneth Holder for the murder of his pregnant girlfriend, 29-year-old Vanessa Pierre. A Queens jury convicted the 33-year-old Charles on Nov. 14.
In a written statement, Katz said: “We asked for the maximum sentence because of the brutality of the crime and the defendant’s remorseless discarding of the lifeless body of his girlfriend, the woman who was soon to be the mother of his child. The sentence does not bring Vanessa back, but it achieves justice in her memory.”
Pierre, a Hempstead resident, was three months away from having the couple’s child. She was discovered face down on the side of Horace Harding Expressway near Bell Blvd. in Bayside, Queens.
According to trial records, Charles had driven Pierre’s Dodge Challenger near 216-07 Horace Harding Expressway on Oct. 23, 2020, around 2:50 a.m. About 40 minutes later, he exited the car and headed toward the backseat where Pierre had been seated. About an hour later, at about 4:36 a.m., Charles allegedly dragged her out of the Challenger and left her lifeless body out on the sidewalk, then got back in the car and drove away.
An MTA bus driver saw Pierre’s body on the ground at approximately 6:00 a.m., with a pair of gray sweatpants wrapped around her neck. When emergency responders got to the scene, they pronounced her dead. The medical examiner determined that she died from asphyxia due to compression of the neck.
On October 23rd in the confines of the 111th precinct, 29-year-old Vanessa Pierre and her unborn baby were found deceased lying facedown on the sidewalk off of Horace Harding Expressway. pic.twitter.com/OiTW0AMzud
— NYPD Chief of Department (@NYPDChiefOfDept) October 27, 2020
When Charles was arrested, he initially told investigators that he hadn’t seen Pierre in a week.