Man Charged in Deadly Shooting – NBC New York

NEW YORK — A 55-year-old Long Island man was arrested on murder and weapons charges in the death of his 39-year-old girlfriend, who was found dead with gunshot wounds after a wellness check in late July. inside a luxury apartment they shared, Nassau County prosecutors said Tuesday.

Mark Small, of Elmont, pleaded not guilty Tuesday in the death of Marivel Estevez and was placed on remand pending his next hearing. He faces life in prison if he is convicted of the charges and is due back in court next month.

Estevez worked in management at the Allure Mineola apartment complex on Old Country Road and lived there. Small, a former Rockville Center restaurant owner who had to close her business a few weeks before her death, lived with her in her luxury apartment. Authorities have said the two had a “tumultuous relationship” and Estevez planned to end it.

She tried to do that sometime late at night on July 28 or early in the morning on July 29, prosecutors say, and Small allegedly pulled out a handgun and shot her twice, once in the head, once in the back. torso, then left in his car.

Estevez’s body was found in his bed on July 30 when cops followed up on a welfare check request from a concerned co-worker. She was pronounced dead at the scene.

Small was taken into hospital, where he had been taken after being involved in an accident with Estevez’s car while chasing his dog, which he allegedly took from the apartment, on the Long Island Expressway on August 2.

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