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Statement By Manhattan U.S. Attorney On Conviction Of Gang Member For His Role In The Murder Of Jessica White

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Southern District of New York

On June 11, 2016, Jessica White did what so many parents love to do – she took her children to the playground.  There, she was killed before her children’s eyes, the victim of a stray bullet in a gang shooting.  Today, a jury in the Southern District of New York unanimously found that Stiven Siri-Reynoso gave the order for that shooting.  We recognize that this verdict cannot fill the gaping hole that Jessica’s death left in so many hearts.  But in the face of such tragedy, we, along with our law enforcement partners, maintain our commitment to ridding our neighborhoods and playgrounds of senseless gang violence.  That is what we accomplished today, thanks to the extraordinary efforts of the FBI and NYPD.

Updated July 30, 2018

Violent Crime
Press Release Number: 18-262