Santos Elena Ruiz Solano, of Central Islip, charged with murder in death of newborn daughter

http://longisland.news12.com/news/santos-elena-ruiz-solano-of-central-islip-charged-with-murder-in-death-of-newborn-daughter-1.7289730?pts=4309 RIVERHEAD – The Central Islip woman accused of killing her newborn daughter was arraigned Wednesday. Santos Elena Ruiz Solano, 26, was charged with murder after police say she killed her newborn baby girl at a residence where she worked as a housekeeper. Prosecutors say the baby suffered at least three skull fractures that would have been caused by at least one impact. Police say after giving birth inside the West Islip home, Ruiz Solano called her husband to pick her up and take her to the hospital. When he got there, detectives say she handed him a bag and asked him to throw it out. He did not know what was inside. Officials say her husband became suspicious, so he checked the bag when he got to the hospital, found the baby and called police. Ruiz Solano was pregnant for seven months without anyone knowing. Solano says she was raped while crossing the border from Honduras, and that is why she was pregnant. Ruiz Solano’s lawyer says his client is devastated, and claims the baby was stillborn. Ruiz Solano was not granted bail and is due back in court next...

Authorities: Confession in Setauket horseman slaying

Updated October 11, 2013 10:05 PM By CHAU LAM chau.lam@newsday.com http://www.newsday.com/long-island/suffolk/authorities-confession-in-setauket-horseman-slaying-1.6238709?pts=864981 A captured fugitive who was a friend and former tenant of a well-known Setauket horseman has confessed to fatally shooting him in his home last month, according to Suffolk authorities. Brett C. Knight, 45, of Manhattan, fired 11 shots from a .45-caliber handgun through a window, killing Ross Reisner, Suffolk prosecutor Raphael Pearl said Friday in First District Court in Central Islip. The one-page criminal complaint filed in the case states only that Knight made “oral admissions . . . that he shot the victim.” Knight, facing a second-degree murder charge, had a not-guilty plea entered on his behalf and was ordered held without bail. Pearl did not provide a motive in the shooting or say whether the murder weapon was one of two handguns recovered from a home in eastern Tennessee where Knight was captured by federal marshals this week. He was brought back to New York on Thursday. Reisner, 50, considered a fixture in the Island’s equestrian community, was in his home on Upper Sheep Pasture Road when shots were fired from outside at about 8:45 p.m. on Sept. 24, police said. Reisner was hit once in the chest; another bullet grazed the arm of his partner, Kevin Murray. Knight said nothing and stood with his hands handcuffed behind his back during his brief arraignment Friday. He is scheduled to return Wednesday, when his attorney, Michael J. Brown of Central Islip, plans to request bail. If there is a confession in the case, police and prosecutors haven’t divulged any details, Brown said afterward. “I don’t have...