Brooklyn man nabbed for kidnapping woman, fatally setting her on fire

A Brooklyn man was busted Tuesday for taking a woman hostage and burning her alive in a horrific November slaying, cops said.

Lashawn Duffie, 28, was charged with murder and kidnapping for the grisly killing of 40-year-old Surgerys Ramirez.

On Nov. 11, Duffie allegedly tied Ramirez to a chair and set her on fire after kidnapping her inside the vacant East New York apartment where she had been squatting, cops said. It was not immediately clear how long he held her hostage before burning her alive.

A woman was pronounced dead on scene inside Apt. 2C after a fire broke out at 124 Van Siclen Avenue in Brooklyn on Friday November 11, 2022.

A woman was pronounced dead on scene inside Apt. 2C after a fire broke out at 124 Van Siclen Avenue in Brooklyn on Friday November 11, 2022. (Theodore Parisienne/for New York Daily News)

Duffie had been a person of interest throughout the investigation, and made a full confession before he was taken into custody Tuesday, a source said.

He and the victim were believed to have had a relationship, though the details were not known.

Firefighters responding to the blaze at the apartment on Van Siclen Ave. near Fulton St. found Ramirez dead at the scene.

Over a month later, the city Medical Examiner determined Ramirez died of severe burns and “homicidal violence.” The FDNY also determined that an accelerant was used to ignite the flames.

“She lived here maybe three months,” a tenant said of Ramirez at the time. “She hasn’t been here that long, she just came. I never talked to her. She used to sing all the time. She would be walking and singing.”

News Related


As Writers’ Strike Looms, Reality Producers Optimistic About Possible Unscripted Boom

The Traitors Peacock A potential writers’ strike would be incredibly harmful for many in Hollywood, but there’s one sector of the entertainment industry that is quietly optimistic that it could ... Read more »

Feds nearly charged Donald Trump in Stormy Daniels hush money case as he left White House: book

Federal prosecutors reportedly almost charged former President Donald Trump with campaign finance violations in connection with the hush money payment to porn star Stormy Daniels as he left the White ... Read more »

Video of Toronto Blue Jays star Vladimir Guerrero Jr. trying to say ‘Saskatoon’ goes viral

Over 13,000 views. That’s how many people have seen Toronto Blue Jays star Vladimir Guerrero Jr. unable to pronounce Saskatoon as of Jan. 27, 2023. The first baseman and designated ... Read more »

ABC drops T.J. Holmes, Amy Robach after “extremely contentious” mediation: report

A marathon mediation session between ABC and “GMA3″ anchoring team T.J. Holmes and Amy Robach reportedly went south on Thursday, and now Holmes and Robach are apparently done at ABC. ... Read more »

Princess Diana's famous Victor Edelstein dress sells for £500k

Oops! Something went wrong. Please try again later. The Victor Edelstein dress worn by Princess Diana sold at nearly five times its pre-auction estimate. (Getty Images/Courtesy of Sotheby’s) A dress ... Read more »

Cash-strapped Finland zoo may have to return pandas Lumi and Pyry to China

A cash-strapped Finnish zoo said on Friday it was preparing to return two giant pandas on loan from China as it could no longer afford their upkeep. The pandas, named ... Read more »

Sources: Mavs' Luka Doncic day-to-day with mild ankle sprain

Sources: Mavs' Luka Doncic day-to-day with mild ankle sprain Dallas Mavericks superstar Luka Doncic is expected to be day-to-day after suffering what is described as a “mild sprain” of his ... Read more »

Blake Lively, Justin Baldoni to star in the film adaptation of Colleen Hoover's 'It Ends with Us'

Blake Lively, Justin Baldoni to star in the film adaptation of Colleen Hoover's 'It Ends with Us' The casting news was announced Thursday. Blake Lively and Justin Baldoni will star ... Read more »

Review: Andrea Riseborough is unmissable and unforgettable in 'To Leslie'

Review: Andrea Riseborough is unmissable and unforgettable in 'To Leslie' Few people have even heard of the film 'To Leslie' By far the biggest shocker among this week's Oscar nominations ... Read more »

Study finds autism rates have tripled among young kids: What to know

Study finds autism rates have tripled among young kids: What to know The study looked at kids in New York and New Jersey over a span of 16 years. Autism ... Read more »

Everytown launches campaign demanding colleges, universities divest from gun industry

Everytown launches campaign demanding colleges, universities divest from gun industry Students at nearly 30 universities have signed on to join the campaign. Students Demand Action, a grassroots network of Everytown ... Read more »

Dole celebrates 100 years of Walt Disney with top Disney-inspired recipes

Dole celebrates 100 years of Walt Disney with top Disney-inspired recipes In 2016 Dole teamed with Walt Disney to make healthy eating more fun for guests. 2023 marks the 100th ... Read more »

Chicago State University Announces Committee to Explore Adding Football Program

Chicago State University announced Thursday that an exploratory committee will study the impact of potentially adding a Division 1 football program to the school. The committee is a combination of ... Read more »

Temporary tax on short-term accommodations to help fund Vancouver FIFA World Cup 2026

The City of Vancouver will be the first to use a “new tool” to help cover the costs of hosting FIFA World Cup 2026 matches, according to the province. In ... Read more »

School Bus Crashes Into NJ House, Shifting Entire Foundation

The kids had just been let off at a vocational school before the crash, which may have put the entire home in jeopardy, a preliminary investigation finds. Here's what we know so far Read more »

Body camera footage from Paul Pelosi attack released

Police body camera footage from last year’s vicious hammer attack on then-House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s husband at their San Francisco home was made public Friday. The evidence was released after a coalition ... Read more »

As ‘How Long Gone’ Nears 500 Episodes, Culture Podcast Signs With CAA, Eyes TV & Film Opportunities

How Long Gone’s Jason Stewart and Chris Black Lexie Moreland EXCLUSIVE: How Long Gone, a culture and interview podcast founded by Chris Black and Jason Stewart, is going full Hollywood. ... Read more »

Dancing again at studio targeted by Monterey Park gunman: ‘Don’t be afraid. Don’t be intimidated’

Lucy Wong was not sure at first whether it was safe to go back to Lai Lai Ballroom & Studio in Alhambra. It was here where 72-year-old gunman Huu Can ... Read more »

Regina man faces myriad of vehicle theft and weapon charges

A Regina man is facing a number of charges after a four-month police investigation into a rash of auto thefts. Regina police said officers arrested 22-year-old Kaleb Ryder on Sunday ... Read more »

Medical school ‘finally’ coming to Cape Breton by fall 2025: N.S. premier

Nova Scotia Premier Tim Houston has confirmed the province will be getting its second medical school. Houston made the announcement in his State of the Province Address in Sydney, N.S., ... Read more »

Jay Leno broke bones in a recent motorcycle accident — and now his ‘Garage’ is canceled

Jay Leno broke his collarbone and several other bones in a motorcycle accident last week, the comic revealed in an interview published Thursday night. The revelation comes less than two ... Read more »

Insana Says There's More Evidence of Slowing Inflation and Other Central Banks Are Noticing

There is more evidence out Friday morning that the rate of inflation continues to slow. A closely watched measure of inflation, the full and core personal consumption expenditure deflator (PCE), ... Read more »

Manitoba’s Pine Creek First Nation introduces local 911 service

New initiatives at Manitoba’s Pine Creek First Nation will make it easier for emergency responders to help residents in need, says the community’s emergency management co-ordinator. Everett McKay told Global ... Read more »

Activist Artists Management Signs Venice & Toronto Prize-Winner Lkhagvadulam Purev-Ochir 

Lkhagvadulam Purev-Ochir  Personal Courtesy EXCLUSIVE: Activist Artists Management has signed award-winning Mongolian filmmaker Lkhagvadulam Purev-Ochir. She’ll be represented at the full-service music and talent management firm by Bernie Cahill and ... Read more »

Sylvia Syms, 'Ice Cold in Alex,' and 'The Queen' star, dies

Sylvia Syms, 'Ice Cold in Alex,' and 'The Queen' star, dies Actress Sylvia Syms, who starred in classic British films including “Ice Cold in Alex” and “Victim,” has died at ... Read more »

CVS, Walmart cut pharmacy hours as pharmacist shortage persists

Walgreens recently added a net total of 600 pharmacists to its workforce Read more »

City of Ottawa, transit group reach settlement over LRT contract dispute

The City of Ottawa and Rideau Transit Group have reached an out-of-court settlement to end their dispute over the light rail transit system. In a joint statement, the two parties ... Read more »

Amid backlash, NYC Mayor Adams backpedals on claim migrants aren’t covered by NYC right-to-shelter law

Mayor Adams appeared Friday to walk back his claim that asylum seekers aren’t covered by the city’s right-to-shelter law — but maintained his administration can apply the rule differently when ... Read more »

“Pugilist Patrick on full display”: Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick takes aim at two Republicans who crossed him

Patrick has made no qualms in the past about bending arms or using public pressure to get other state officials — including Gov. Greg Abbott — to go along with his plans. Read more »

Mafia boss Matteo Messina Denaro: Godfather and Joker posters found in apartment used by him before his arrest

Police also say they discovered a loaded revolver, and a package with a further 20 rounds of the same bullets in the apartment. Read more »

Drake’s Los Angeles home burglarized, suspect arrested: reports

Drake’s Los Angeles home was reportedly burglarized late on Thursday. The suspect, a man who was seen leaving the house, has been arrested after allegedly stealing artwork, TMZ reported. It’s ... Read more »

Deadliest Catch's Jake Anderson Once Sat In The Wheelhouse Chair For 42 Hours Straight

Kathy Hutchins/Shutterstock Anyone who works a 9-to-5 desk job likely knows the back pain, leg cramps and other issues that come with being stationary for so long. At first thought, ... Read more »

How the Market Is Rating the Risk of Debt Ceiling Default and a Divided, Dysfunctional Congress

Chief financial officers consulted by CNBC would not be surprised by a government shutdown this year, but continue to see the debt ceiling debate and risk of default as a ... Read more »

Warren Sapp Says Bears Are Trading Justin Fields to Draft Bryce Young

Warren Sapp says Bears are trading Justin Fields originally appeared on NBC Sports Chicago How on earth would Warren Sapp know if the Chicago Bears are trading Justin Fields? Who ... Read more »

‘Glass Onion’ Claims Title Of Most-Viewed Film In A Week On Nielsen U.S. Streaming Charts; ‘Yellowstone’ Has Its First Billion-Minute Week

Glass Onion, Yellowstone Netflix/Paramount Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery is breaking Nielsen streaming records in the U.S. The film became the most-streamed movie in a measurement week from December ... Read more »

There's no way to prepare for the Tyre Nichols video, a Memphis pastor says

People attend a candlelight vigil in memory of Tyre Nichols on Thursday at the Tobey Skate Park in Memphis, Tenn. Scott Olson/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Scott Olson/Getty Images ... Read more »

Goldman Sachs CEO David Solomon Gets 29% Pay Cut to $25 Million After Tough 2022

The package includes a $2 million base salary and variable compensation of $23 million, New York-based Goldman said in a filing. Most of Solomon’s bonus— 70%, or $16.1 million, is ... Read more »

Hockey icon Sarah Nurse ambassador as Olympic talent search hits Hamilton

Hamilton’s Sarah Nurse believes there’s no greater honour for an athlete than competing for your country on a world stage. The Canadian pro hockey star, who’s won Olympic gold, says ... Read more »

King Charles revokes Prince Andrew’s access to Buckingham Palace apartment: report

Buckingham Palace apparently has a vacant royal apartment, because embattled Prince Andrew has left the building, according to a new report. A royal insider told Entertainment Tonight that King Charles ... Read more »

England edge out Australia to reach Women’s Under-19 T20 World Cup final

Grace Scrivens claimed the final wicket as England edged past Australia in a low-scoring thriller to reach the first Women’s Under-19 T20 World Cup final in Potchefstroom. Read more »
Kênh kiến thức kỹ năng, phát triển bản thân, hướng nghiệp, blog nhân sự