Florida police arrest teen in BK rabbi's murder

Deandre Edwin Charles, 15, is facing a charge of first-degree murder in the August 2014 slaying of Yosef Raksin near Miami.

Deandre Edwin Charles, 15, is facing a charge of first-degree murder in the August 2014 slaying of Yosef Raksin near Miami. (12/9/15)

BROOKLYN - Police in Florida arrested a teen accused of fatally shooting a Brooklyn Rabbi Wednesday.

Deandre Edwin Charles, 15, is facing a charge of first-degree murder in the August 2014 slaying of Yosef Raksin near Miami.

Raksin was a 60-year-old Crown Heights man who was on his way to Sabbath services at the time of the slaying, police say.

Police sources say Charles had been in the middle of a string of robberies when he encountered Raksin.

Police accuse Charles of shooting the rabbi after a robbery attempt failed when Raksin wasn't carrying any money. Observing Jews are forbidden from carrying money on the Sabbath.

Charles' stepfather, Willis Archibald, told reporters that his son had been interviewed by police last year. Archibald says he thought everything was fine afterward.

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Trending Video

1 Neighborhood Brief for April 30
A 3-year-old girl died after a car accident 2 3-year-old killed in crash on Bruckner Boulevard
More than 2,000 people took part in the 3 Thousands attend NYPD Cares 5K for kids with disabilities
More than 200 Brooklyn residents received a goody 4 Expecting moms attend massive baby shower in E. Flatbush
The victim, a man in his 20s, was 5 Man shot in head during Williamsburg drive-by shooting

advertisement | advertise on News 12

More News

Police say the 60-year-old rabbi was shot while Hundreds bid farewell to slain Brooklyn rabbi

Family and friends are saying a final goodbye to an Orthodox rabbi from Crown Heights

Miami-Dade police spokeswoman Elena Hernandez says there is Rabbi killed in Florida; police say no hate crime

Police and Jewish community leaders say an Orthodox rabbi from New York was fatally shot

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.

LOGIN SUBSCRIBE