Suspect accused in firefighter's death appears in court

The man accused of setting the Yonkers fire that killed firefighter Patrick Joyce appeared in city court Wednesday.Police say 33-year-old Rafael Roldan admitted that he

YONKERS - The man accused of setting the Yonkers fire that killed firefighter Patrick Joyce appeared in city court Wednesday.

Police say 33-year-old Rafael Roldan admitted that he caused the deadly fire at a home on Waverly Street.

Roldan was arraigned Monday and charged with second-degree murder, second-degree arson and two counts of first-degree burglary. He was not able to enter a plea at that time because he did not have an attorney. He has since been assigned Manhattan lawyer Scott Tulman for legal representation.

Prosecutors want the case presented to a grand jury and moved to a higher court in White Plains. They will present their argument to have the trial moved Oct. 23.

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Trending Video

The website Glassdoor released its latest list of 1 Word on the Street: Best place to work
2 VIDEO: 2 men rob Bronx deli workers at gunpoint
3 VIDEO: Suspect in Sheridan Avenue murder escorted by police
A stolen van slammed into a tractor-trailer on 4 NYPD: Fleeing driver slams stolen van into tractor-trailer
5 Bronx Sportscast, Dec. 6

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Features

Furry Friends is a weekly segment on News Furry Friends

Furry Friends is a weekly segment on News 12 The Bronx nightside.

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