Massapequa man charged in Binghamton University murder

Posted: Updated:
MASSAPEQUA -

A 20-year-old man from Massapequa was charged Monday night in the stabbing death of 19-year-old Joao Souza, of Westchester, inside a dorm on the campus of Binghamton University.

Authorities say Michael Roque, a graduate of Syosset High School, was taken into custody Monday night after he allegedly stabbed a fellow student Sunday inside a Windham Hall dorm room.

Investigators didn't give a motive for the killing but do believe the victim was targeted.

Surveillance video shows what police say is Roque leaving Souza’s dorm room with latex gloves on and a hooded sweatshirt covering most of his face.

Roque has been charged with second-degree murder. He’s expected back in court in the coming days.

Neighbors on Camp Road in Massapequa said the 20-year-old moved to the area with his family last summer.

This is the second killing in five weeks at Binghamton University. In March, Haley Anderson, of Westbury, was strangled in her off-campus apartment.

  • CrimeMore>>

  • DA Sini: Port Jeff woman arrested after 4-year-old eats pot brownie

    DA Sini: Port Jeff woman arrested after 4-year-old eats pot brownie

    Friday, April 20 2018 6:02 PM EDT2018-04-20 22:02:39 GMT
    A Port Jefferson woman was arrested Thursday after police say an investigation led them to believe that her 4-year-old son consumed a marijuana-laden brownie.A Port Jefferson woman was arrested Thursday after police say an investigation led them to believe that her 4-year-old son consumed a marijuana-laden brownie.

    A Port Jefferson woman was arrested Thursday after police say an investigation led them to believe that her 4-year-old son consumed a marijuana-laden brownie.

    A Port Jefferson woman was arrested Thursday after police say an investigation led them to believe that her 4-year-old son consumed a marijuana-laden brownie.

  • $75K offered for information on MS-13 threat against police

    $75K offered for information on MS-13 threat against police

    Friday, April 20 2018 5:26 PM EDT2018-04-20 21:26:28 GMT
    Authorities in Nassau and Suffolk are offering a $75,000 reward for information leading to an arrest after police say they received a credible threat against officers by MS-13.Authorities in Nassau and Suffolk are offering a $75,000 reward for information leading to an arrest after police say they received a credible threat against officers by MS-13.

    Authorities in Nassau and Suffolk are offering a $75,000 reward for information leading to an arrest after police say they received a credible threat against officers by MS-13.

    Authorities in Nassau and Suffolk are offering a $75,000 reward for information leading to an arrest after police say they received a credible threat against officers by MS-13.

  • Teen rescued from burning SUV, charged with DWI

    Teen rescued from burning SUV, charged with DWI

    Friday, April 20 2018 8:36 AM EDT2018-04-20 12:36:18 GMT
    Police say Mercedes Ramos was driving drunk when she crashed into the back of a Mack truck on Sunrise Highway near Exit 53 this morning.Police say Mercedes Ramos was driving drunk when she crashed into the back of a Mack truck on Sunrise Highway near Exit 53 this morning.
    Police say Mercedes Ramos was driving drunk when she crashed into the back of a Mack truck on Sunrise Highway near Exit 53 this morning.Police say Mercedes Ramos was driving drunk when she crashed into the back of a Mack truck on Sunrise Highway near Exit 53 this morning.

    Police say Mercedes Ramos was driving drunk when she crashed into the back of a Mack truck on Sunrise Highway near Exit 53 this morning.

    Police say Mercedes Ramos was driving drunk when she crashed into the back of a Mack truck on Sunrise Highway near Exit 53 this morning.

  • Long Island Top StoriesMore>>

  • DA Sini: Port Jeff woman arrested after 4-year-old eats pot brownie

    DA Sini: Port Jeff woman arrested after 4-year-old eats pot brownie

    Friday, April 20 2018 6:02 PM EDT2018-04-20 22:02:39 GMT
    A Port Jefferson woman was arrested Thursday after police say an investigation led them to believe that her 4-year-old son consumed a marijuana-laden brownie.A Port Jefferson woman was arrested Thursday after police say an investigation led them to believe that her 4-year-old son consumed a marijuana-laden brownie.

    A Port Jefferson woman was arrested Thursday after police say an investigation led them to believe that her 4-year-old son consumed a marijuana-laden brownie.

    A Port Jefferson woman was arrested Thursday after police say an investigation led them to believe that her 4-year-old son consumed a marijuana-laden brownie.

  • Police give all-clear after MacArthur Airport bomb threat

    Police give all-clear after MacArthur Airport bomb threat

    Friday, April 20 2018 10:07 PM EDT2018-04-21 02:07:12 GMT
    Police pulled passengers from a Frontier Airlines flight at Long Island MacArthur Airport Friday due to a bomb threat.Police pulled passengers from a Frontier Airlines flight at Long Island MacArthur Airport Friday due to a bomb threat.

    Police pulled passengers from a Frontier Airlines flight at Long Island MacArthur Airport Friday due to a bomb threat.

    Police pulled passengers from a Frontier Airlines flight at Long Island MacArthur Airport Friday due to a bomb threat.

  • Long Beach could face 12 percent tax hike

    Long Beach could face 12 percent tax hike

    Friday, April 20 2018 10:23 PM EDT2018-04-21 02:23:03 GMT
    People living in the city of Long Beach are facing a double-digit tax hike, Newsday reports.People living in the city of Long Beach are facing a double-digit tax hike, Newsday reports.

    A proposed 12 percent tax hike in Long Beach could raise property taxes by about $60 or $70 a month, according to one official.

    A proposed 12 percent tax hike in Long Beach could raise property taxes by about $60 or $70 a month, according to one official.

sorry to interrupt
your first 20 are free
Access to News 12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Spectrum Networks® and Service ElectricSM customers.
Please enjoy 20 complimentary views of articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.
you have reached your 20 view limit
Access to News 12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Spectrum Networks® and Service ElectricSM customers.
Please login or create an account to continue enjoying News12.
Our sign-up page is undergoing maintenance and is not currently available. However, you will be given direct access to news12.com while we complete our upgrade.
When we are back up and running you will be prompted at that time to complete your sign in. Until then, enjoy the local news, weather, traffic and more that's "as local as local news gets."