"Suspect in cabby’s slaying says he was home at time of shooting "


A Bron.

A Bronx man accused in the first killing of a green-car cabby in the city says he was home with his family at the time of the shooting — but a judge still ordered him jailed without bail Thursday.

“He’s a family man,” said the lawyer for Nicholas Sanchez, 24, during the suspect’s brief arraignment in Bronx Criminal Court. “He didn’t confess because he didn’t do this.”

Enlarge Image
Nicholas Sanchez being arraigned at bronx criminal courtEllis Kaplan 

The lawyer, Cary London, said Sanchez was nowhere near the shooting of Barry Mamadou, who was found dead in his green cab at East 189th Street and Beaumont Avenue in Fordham early Monday.

Surveillance video shows a black suspect who is taller than Sanchez, who is Latino, London said.

“There is absolutely nothing connecting Mr. Sanchez to this crime,” the lawyer told Justice Julio Rodriguez III.

Mamadou, 39, was on the phone with his brother-in-law in the cab and whispered, “He has a gun,” moments before he was shot. He leaves a pregnant wife and three sons.

READ FROM SOURCE