Alleged W. Babylon slumlord indicted in deaths

An alleged West Babylon slumlord was indicted for criminally negligent homicide Wednesday in the carbon monoxide deaths of three of his tenants last year. Suffolk County District Attorney Thomas Spota

News 12 Staff

Oct 9, 2008, 1:15 PM

Updated 5,766 days ago

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An alleged West Babylon slumlord was indicted for criminally negligent homicide Wednesday in the carbon monoxide deaths of three of his tenants last year.
Suffolk County District Attorney Thomas Spota blames landlord Wilson Milord for the deaths of 25-year-old Tanisha Armstrong, 4-year-old Talani Johnson and 27-year-old Ricardo Pearce.
?He forced them to live without electricity, without heat, without hot water,? Spota says of Milord. ?His solution was to give his tenants a generator.?
Spota says Milord put the generator in the basement, instead of outside because he didn?t want anyone to complain about it. The town had already banned anyone from living in the home to begin with. The district attorney says the first night the generator was in the home, the tenants were killed by the fumes.
Milord told the court Wednesday that he is not a criminal, just someone trying to support his family. He was also indicted on 12 other counts including grand larceny and forgery.
Milord?s arraignment was postponed until Friday because he did not have a lawyer in court Wednesday.


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