Two men and a woman have been arrested and charged with murder in a fatal January 2013 home-invasion shooting in Flanders, Suffolk police said.
Michael Parrish, 26; Corry Wallace, 40; and Danielle Hall, 39, were arrested by Suffolk homicide squad detectives Tuesday and each were charged with second-degree murder in the Jan. 27, 2013, shooting of college student Demitri Hampton, 21, at the Priscilla Avenue home of relatives.
Parrish, of Aycock Place, Coram; Wallace, of West Main Street, Riverhead; and Hall, of Wooded Way, Calverton, all were arraigned Wednesday in Southampton Town Justice Court in Hampton Bays. All three pleaded not guilty to second-degree murder and were remanded to the Suffolk County jail without bail, a spokesman for the Suffolk County district attorney's office said.
The spokesman said the three were trying to burglarize the Flanders home early in the morning on Jan. 27, and that Hampton was shot with a handgun.
Hall's defense attorney, Daniel Russo of Westhampton Beach, called it a case "based largely on testimony of people who are less than credible."
"Danielle is somebody who may have been there, but she's certainly not the killer and she's not somebody who intended to see anybody murdered," Russo added.
The defense attorney listed for Wallace did not immediately return a call seeking comment. Parrish is being represented by Legal Aid, which does not comment on individual cases.
Hampton was pronounced dead at Peconic Bay Medical Center in Riverhead after being shot once in the chest, police said.
Wednesday they said the investigation remains active.