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‘It’s Just Evil. You Shot My Son, Then You Burned My Son’: Police Make Second Arrest In Grisly Slaying of New York College Student

Police have arrested and charged a second person in connection with the gruesome murder of a Black, gay college student who went missing in February and was found months later dead with burn wounds to his body and a gunshot wound to his head.

Isiah Baez, 19, was taken into custody on Thursday and charged with the murder of 19-year-old DeAndre Matthews. An alleged accomplice, 24-year-old Remy McPrecia, was apprehended on May 4 and charged with concealment of a human corpse and tampering with physical evidence.

Police have arrested two people in connection with the gruesome murder of 19-year-old first-generation college student DeAndrew Matthews

On Feb. 6, Matthews went missing after he left his job at a detail shop that afternoon in the Crown Heights neighborhood of Brooklyn and went home to borrow his mother’s car for the night. A day later, his mother Danielle, realized he had disappeared. She tracked her car to the 1600 block of Troy Avenue and found her vehicle charred.

That same day, police found Matthews’ burnt body with a gunshot wound in his head on train tracks in Flatbush, just five minutes away from where the car was left.

“He deserves any and everything that he gets,” Danielle Matthews said of Baez to News 12 The Bronx. “He deserves every day to rot in that jail. I cannot forgive him and I will not forgive him as of right now.”

DeAndre was a student at SUNY Broome Community College studying criminal justice. He was the first person in his family to go to college and worked two jobs. His family said he wanted to become a social worker.

“DeAndre would try to find the good in everyone…and I believe that was his downfall,” said his mother.

“This is disgusting. Like, my brother didn’t do anything to nobody, and I can really say that. He wasn’t in a gang. He wasn’t a violent kid,” DeAndre’s sister Dajanae Gillespie said. “He wasn’t a bad kid. You know what I’m saying? He stayed in the house.”

Baez has also been charged with criminal possession of a weapon, and tampering with physical evidence. Investigators haven’t released a motive for his murder so far.

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2 thoughts on “‘It’s Just Evil. You Shot My Son, Then You Burned My Son’: Police Make Second Arrest In Grisly Slaying of New York College Student

  1. patricia lee says:

    Who donated sperm and who gives birth to such monsters

  2. Michael Summerford says:

    How can you get any justice for such a crime is their any way to match the punishment with the crime because educated human beings would never act in such a way so unless they are punished to fit their actions it will not be justice if they are put in prison they will only have the opportunity to prey on other people and they should have to suffer for what they done not put in a place to get a chance to hurt someone else because prison is ment for rehabilitation and I don’t think you can rehabilitate animals like those

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