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Man charged with murder in NYPD officer’s death


NEW YORK (AP) — Brooklyn prosecutors say a man accused of shoving an NYPD officer 9 feet to his death during a domestic violence call has been charged with first-degree murder.

George Villanueva is being held without bail after his arraignment Sunday night in criminal court. He was being assigned a new attorney.

Villanueva was also charged with aggravated murder, assault and criminal contempt in the death of Officer Alain Schaberger (AL’-uhn SHAH’-bur-gur.) Police and prosecutors say he was pushed over a railing, fell down a cement stairwell, broke his neck and died.


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Police say Villanueva had been ordered to stay away from his girlfriend, but she said he’d threatened to kill her.

Copyright 2011 The Associated Press.

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