Grand jury indicts man who allegedly left murdered
girlfriend on the side of the road in Oakland Gardens
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TIMESLEDGER | QNS.COM | DEC. 11-DEC. 17, 2020 9
BY JACOB KAYE
The Long Island man who allegedly
murdered his pregnant girlfriend,
leaving her dead body on the side of the
road in Oakland Gardens, was indicted
by a grand jury on murder charges on
Wednesday, Dec. 2.
Goey Charles, 30, faces up to to 25-
years-to-life in prison if convicted of
On Oct. 23, around 2:50 a.m., video
surveillance showed Charles parking
his girlfriend’s white Dodge Challenger
on the side of the Horace Harding
Expressway in Oakland Gardens, according
Queens District Attorney Melinda
Charles got out of the driver’s seat
and went into the backseat where his
girlfriend, Vanessa Pierre, 29, was seated.
Pierre was alive when Charles went
into the backseat, according to the DA.
Soon after Charles went into the
backseat, Pierre can be seen on the video
motionless and stretched out in the
backseat, authorities said. Around 4:40
a.m., Charles allegedly opened the back
door and pulled Pierre’s body out of the
car, dropping her on the sidewalk and
then driving off, Katz said.
About an hour later, around 6 a.m.,
a passerby saw Pierre laying on the
ground with a pair of gray sweatpants
wrapped around her neck.
Emergency responders arrived to
the scene to find Pierre unresponsive
and unconscious. She was pronounced
dead at the scene.
Charles was remanded by Queens
Supreme Court Justice Kenneth Holder
The Uniondale man will return to
court on Feb. 3, 2021.
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