Violent Crime

Marcell Dockery’s Confession Played At Murder Trial, He Was Accused Of Killing NYPD Officer Dennis Guerra In An Arson Fire

A videotaped confession was played Friday at the murder trial of a teenager accused of killing an NYPD officer in an arson fire. Marcell Dockery is accused of setting a mattress on fire that caused the death of Officer Dennis Guerra, who responded to the Coney Island high-rise with his partner Officer Rosa Rodriguez.

“I was just bored of waiting, so I walked down and I started burning the edge of the mattress,” he said. “But I wasn’t doing it to, like, do anything wrong. I was just bored.”

“I can’t breath well,” Rodriguez said of her current condition. “I can’t walk long distances. I can’t play with my kids anymore.”




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