Man charged in killing of 1-year-old

A man accused of killing a
1-year-old boy shot in the head in his stroller in New York City last weekend has been charged with second-degree murder, New York police said Saturday.

Daquan Breland, 23, was arrested Friday in Wilkes-Barre, Pa., and returned to New York, police said in a statement. Breland, who lives in Brooklyn, also was charged with criminal possession of a weapon.

He is accused of shooting Antiq Hennis last Sunday as the child’s father pushed his stroller across a Brooklyn street.

Police have said they believe the child’s father, Anthony Hennis, was the intended target.

Arrested with Breland was
19-year-old Daquan Wright, Wilkes-Barre police said.

New York police said that the investigation was continuing.

— Reuters

Meth found hidden in picture frames

Customs officers in Pittsburgh found a kilo of methamphetamine hidden in two large picture frames of religious artwork, according to a federal affidavit unsealed Friday.

The frames came from Toluca, Mexico, and were delivered to a Pittsburgh store, where a man who picked them up was arrested and charged in federal court with drug smuggling.

Customs officials intercepted the package at a facility in Memphis late last month and discovered that the frames were hollow and contained long black packages filled with white powder.

A Pennsylvania State Police trooper working undercover allowed the Pittsburgh store owner to sign for the package. Another man, Carmel Rojas-Perez of Pittsburgh, picked it up about four hours later, court documents said. Rojas-Perez was ordered held without bail.

— Associated Press

Ship’s crew member is hospitalized: A crew member was airlifted from a Carnival cruise ship Saturday to a New Orleans hospital after falling and hitting her head. The Coast Guard said that one of its helicopters picked up the 34-year-old Indonesian woman about 11:20 a.m. from the Carnival Conquest about 172 miles southeast of New Orleans. The woman was taken to the Interim LSU Public Hospital, where she was in stable condition.

Long Island SPCA hosts reptile turn-in: Owners of illegal alligators and other reptiles were given a chance to turn them in with no questions asked at a Long Island pet store Saturday. The reptile amnesty event at a Petco in Selden was organized by the Suffolk County Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. Chief Roy Gross of the Suffolk SPCA said dozens of alligators and other illegal reptiles have been abandoned on Long Island in recent years. He said there were 16 abandoned alligators in Suffolk County in one nine-month period. He said the animals turned in Saturday would be sent to zoos and other safe locations.

— Associated Press