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

Tuesday, October 4, 2022

Yonkers Man Sentenced To 20 Years For March 2011 Murder

Damian Williams, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, announced that MARCUS CHAMBERS, a/k/a “Chino,” a/k/a “Chi D,” a/k/a “SP,” was sentenced yesterday to 20 years in prison for the 2011 murder of Jonathan Johnson, 21, on March 18, 2011, in White Plains, New York.  On December 20, 2021, CHAMBERS pled guilty before U.S. District Judge Nelson S. Román, who imposed his sentence.

According to the allegations in the Indictment to which the defendant pled guilty and statements made in public court proceedings:[1]

On or about March 18, 2011, CHAMBERS and his co-defendant DARNELL KIDD murdered Jonathan Johnson by shooting him during the course of an armed robbery for marijuana in White Plains, New York. CHAMBERS arranged by phone to purchase the marijuana from Johnson. CHAMBERS and KIDD met with Johnson to rob him of marijuana, and during the robbery, Johnson was shot and killed.

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In addition to his prison term, CHAMBERS, 31, of Yonkers, New York, was sentenced to three years of supervised release.

Mr. Williams praised the outstanding investigative work of the White Plains Police Department and the FBI Westchester County Safe Streets Task Force, which comprises agents and task force officers from the FBI, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, United States Probation Office, New York State Police, New York City Police Department, Mount Vernon Police Department, Putnam County Sheriff’s Office, Town of Ramapo Police Department, Yonkers Police Department, Greenburgh Police Department, Peekskill Police Department, Westchester County Police Department, and Westchester County District Attorney’s Office.  Mr. Williams also thanked the Westchester County District Attorney’s Office for its assistance in this matter.

This case is being handled by the Office’s White Plains Division.  Assistant United States Attorneys Olga I. Zverovich, Christopher Brumwell, and Steven J. Kochevar and Paralegal Specialist Shannon Becker are in charge of the prosecution.

The allegations contained in the Indictment against DARNELL KIDD are merely accusations, and he is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.


[1] As the introductory phase signifies, the entirety of the text of the Indictment and the description of the Indictment set forth below constitute only allegations, and every fact described regarding DARNELL KIDD should be treated as an allegation.

Violent Crime
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Updated October 4, 2022