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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Southern District of New York

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, July 10, 2017

Manhattan U.S. Attorney Announces Arrest Of Bronx Man In Connection With The Murder Of Jessica White

Joon H. Kim, Acting United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, William F. Sweeney Jr., the Assistant Director-in-Charge of the New York Field Office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (“FBI”), and James P. O’Neill, the Commissioner of the New York City Police Department (“NYPD”), announced today the arrest of STIVEN SIRI-REYNOSO in connection with the June 11, 2016, murder of Jessica White in the vicinity of the John Adams Houses in the Bronx, New York.  The defendant was arrested this morning and is expected to be presented later today in Manhattan federal court before United States Magistrate Judge Andrew J. Peck.  The case is assigned to Chief United States District Judge Colleen McMahon.

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SIRI-REYNOSO, 24, of the Bronx, is charged in an Indictment with one count of murder through the use of a firearm in connection with a crime of violence, and aiding and abetting the same.  He faces a maximum sentence of death or life in prison.  The maximum potential sentence in this case is prescribed by Congress and is provided here for informational purposes only, as any sentencing of the defendant will be determined by the judge.

Mr. Kim praised the outstanding investigative work of the FBI, the NYPD, and the New York/New Jersey Regional Fugitive Task Force.

The case is being handled by the Office’s Violent and Organized Crime Unit.  Assistant United States Attorney Drew Johnson-Skinner is in charge of the prosecution.

The charge contained in the Indictment is merely an accusation and the defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.

Topic(s): 
Violent Crime
Press Release Number: 
17-209
Updated July 10, 2017