DISTRICT ATTORNEY VANCE ANNOUNCES SENTENCING IN ATTEMPTED MURDER CASE ON UPPER EAST SIDE

Defendant Sentenced to 15 Years in Prison for Violent Attack on Ex-Girlfriend

Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance, Jr., today announced the sentencing of RAMON LALONDRIZ-CASTILLO, 26, to 15 years in prison and five years post-release supervision, for shooting his ex-girlfriend two years ago as she left work on the Upper East Side. On January 5, 2012, the defendant pleaded guilty to the top charge in the indictment, Attempted Murder in the Second Degree.

“Dating violence among teens and young adults is under-reported, downplayed, or ignored, even though we know it can be just as serious as domestic violence between adults,” said District Attorney Vance. “I would like to commend the bravery of the survivor in this case for speaking out against her attacker at today’s sentencing. We hope that her message reaches the public and helps young people recognize the warning signs of an abusive relationship. It is important for teens and young adults to be able to report violence to their friends or family members, and for parents to start a conversation with their children about what constitutes a healthy, respectful relationship. I encourage anyone in a potentially abusive relationship to call my Office’s Domestic Violence Hotline at 212-335-4308. Help is available for those in need.”

According to documents filed in court and statements made on the record in court, on January 9, 2010, LALONDRIZ-CASTILLO followed the victim, who was 21 at the time, as she and a co-worker left the store where they were both employed. On the corner of East 91st Street and Third Avenue, the defendant rushed toward the victim from behind and attacked her. LALONDRIZ-CASTILLO pushed the victim to the ground, pointed a handgun in her direction, and fired several gunshots before fleeing the scene. The victim was shot twice, once in the base of her skull and once in her right forearm. She was treated at a hospital for her injuries, and made a full recovery.

District Attorney Vance thanked Assistant District Attorney Jon Veiga, Deputy Bureau Chief of Violent Criminal Enterprise Unit, who handled the prosecution of this case.

Defendant Information:

RAMON LALONDRIZ-CASTILLO, D.O.B. 2/27/1985

Convicted:
• Attempted Murder in the Second Degree, a class B felony, one count

Sentenced:
• 15 years in state prison
• 5 years post-release supervision

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