Bomb building Toro brothers
sentenced to several years in jail
BY ALEX MITCHELL
Christian and Tyler Toro, the
twin Pelham Parkway brothers
who manipulated middle school
students to pull apart fi reworks
so they could create explosives for
unknown purposes in 2018 were
sentenced to jail in May.
Christian was sentenced to 70
months in prison with an additional
three years of supervised
release on Wednesday, May 22.
Meanwhile Tyler, who allegedly
took a more secondary role in the
plot was sentenced to only three
years in prison on Wednesday,
While the brothers weren’t
charged with terrorism, they did
plead guilty to stockpiling explosive
materials and manufacturing
a destructive device after the FBI
and NYPD raided the brothers’
apartment 4C at 2121 Matthews
Avenue in February 2018.
Law enforcement recovered a
jar of explosive powder and a box
of fi recrackers from among over 30
pounds of explosive materials like
gasoline and Styrofoam. That raid
occurred after a bomb-making
manual was found downloaded
onto Christian’s work computer
from Harlem Prep High School,
where he was dismissed for alleged
sexual misconduct with a 15-
year old female student.
Law enforcement also found
notecards and cryptic messages
that had apparent connections to
an online, ‘alternate reality game’
that contained themes and messages
of serial killers, the Finder’s
Cult, child abuse, torture,
cannibalism, worship of the Roman
god Saturn, coding, MK-Ultra
government mind control and
other conspiracy theories, which
allegedly served as inspiration for
the Toro brothers to create ‘Operation
Flash,’ which was a plot to
detonate the explosives they had
concocted, police say.
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Minimum – Maximum4
Minimum – Maximum4
80% Area Median Income Level (AMI) Unit
1 person $42,000 - $58,480
1 person $62,709 - $73,100
2 people $42,000 - $66,800 2 people $62,709 - 83,500
1 bedroom $1,254 23
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Christian Toro. File Photo Tyler Toro. File Photo
ARMY SPECIALIST SURPRISES WIFE AT IONA
During the 2019 Iona College Undergraduate Commencement Ceremony on Saturday,
May 18 at the Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden, U.S. Army specialist
Nicho Jenkins surprised his wife Ivelisse Jenkins as she received her degree
from president Joseph E. Nyre, Ph.D. Nicho and Ivelisse have not seen each other
in nearly six months.
Ivelisse was excited to see her husband Nicho at her commencement ceremony.
Photo courtesy of Iona College