Man charged in BX shelter director's death misses court

Man charged in BX shelter director's death misses court

The attorney for West Spruill says his client refused to show up for the preliminary hearing.

The attorney for West Spruill says his client refused to show up for the preliminary hearing. (5/1/15)

THE BRONX - The man accused of killing a homeless shelter director waived his right to appear in court today.

The attorney for West Spruill, who is a convicted felon, says his client refused to show up for the preliminary hearing. Spruill, 39, is accused of murdering Ana Charle. Police say Charle was shot three times and killed as she left work at the Project Renewal Homeless Shelter for Men.

Attorney Cesar Gonzales says some of the things that were part of today's hearing would not benefit his client. Gonzales says it's his job to protect his client.

The preliminary hearing is rescheduled for Wednesday.

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Trending Video

1 Bronx Sportscast, Dec. 6
Word on the Street: Amazon Go's checkout-free grocery 2 Word on the Street: Amazon Go's checkout-free grocery store
3 VIDEO: Suspect in Sheridan Avenue murder escorted by police
A thief swiped a cash register from a 4 Sources: Thief stole cash register, then cab as getaway car
Two men robbed deli workers at gunpoint in 5 2 caught on video robbing Bronx deli

advertisement | advertise on News 12

More News

Police say a 36-year-old woman was shot in Police: Woman killed in Wakefield shooting

A woman was killed during a shooting Monday evening in Wakefield, police say. The shooting

Police say 36-year-old Ana Charle was shot in Shelter director fatally shot by former resident

Police say Ana Charle, 36, was walking to her car near the Wakefield shelter Monday

Police say West Spruill shot and killed Ana Officials push to close Wakefield shelter after shooting

Elected officials are making a push to close a Wakefield homeless shelter after its director

Local lawmakers, residents and colleagues of a murdered Community calls for homeless shelter closing

Local lawmakers, residents and colleagues of a murdered homeless shelter director rallied outside the facility

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