Deon Ewers allegedly shot the man within an hour of arriving on a cross-country flight
MINEOLA, N.Y. – Acting Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas announced the indictment of Deon Ewers, who is accused of murdering a 34-year old man on Nov. 6 in Valley Stream.
Ewers, 50, of Los Angeles, Ca., was arraigned today in front of Acting Supreme Court Justice Meryl Berkowitz on grand jury indictment charges of Murder in the 2nd Degree (an A-I violent felony) and Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the 2nd Degree (a C violent felony).
If convicted on the top charge, Ewers faces a maximum sentence of 25 years to life in prison. He was remanded and is due back in court on Jan. 15.
“The defendant flew across the country on a red-eye flight and within an hour of landing in New York, he arrived at his estranged wife’s home and allegedly shot and killed a 34-year old man staying in the house,” Acting DA Singas said. “The defendant allegedly fled the house after the crime and thankfully he was apprehended the following day by Nassau County Police Department detectives.”
Acting DA Singas said that in the early morning of Friday, Nov. 6, the defendant had flown into New York from California. Shortly after his arrival, Ewers allegedly visited the home of his estranged wife in Valley Stream at approximately 6:50 a.m. The defendant allegedly shot a 34-year old male victim, his estranged wife’s boyfriend, multiple times and fled the property. A person in the home called 911 and the victim was pronounced dead shortly after at 8:04 a.m. at a nearby hospital.
Ewers was arrested by Nassau County Police Department Homicide Squad detectives on Nov. 7 in Oceanside.
Assistant District Attorney Michael Walsh of Acting DA Singas’ Major Offense Bureau is prosecuting the case. Ewers is represented by James Koenig, Esq.
The charges are merely accusations and the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless found guilty.