Grand jury reviews body disposal case
A grand jury convened Tuesday as prosecutors argued for the indictment of the man accused of dismembering his ex-girlfriend and dumping her body in the trash.
A Bronx judge transferred the case against Somorie Moses, 40, to Brooklyn last week, where he faces charges of murder and concealing a human corpse.
On Jan. 17, workers uncovered a woman's torso and leg in a trash heap at the Metropolitan Transfer Station, a waste transfer site on Halleck Street in Hunts Point.
The body parts were later identified as those of Leondra Foster, 32, who had previously been in a relationship with Moses, according to her family.
Then police say they found a human head, hands and feet in the freezer at Moses's Erasmus Street apartment. Moses has several prior convictions and is a registered sex offender, records show.
The criminal complaint accuses Moses of killing Foster and arranging for someone else to dump her dismembered body in the trash.
His attorney says the case is more complicated than that.
"My client has a constitutional right to be presumed innocent," says Amy Rameau, the defense lawyer. "There's a lot more to it, and you'll see that unfold in the courtroom, where it's appropriate."