Queens District Attorney Richard Brown announced last week that Michael Alexander was convicted of murder in the June 2006 savage beating death of his 71-year-old uncle and the assault on three other relatives following a verbal dispute with his girlfriend.
Alexander had been sought by law enforcement officials for approximately one year, and was captured after an account of his case was broadcast on the nationally televised program “America’s Most Wanted.”
In June of 2006, Alexander attacked his girlfriend Shameka Shaw, and hit her in the arm with a wooden baseball bat while she was holding their five-month-old son.
Shortly thereafter, the defendant forcibly entered the bedroom of his uncle, Rudolph Campbell, and repeatedly struck him in the head with the baseball bat while he was sleeping. The defendant then forcibly entered the first-floor apartment of another relative, Charles Wynter, and attacked him with the bat before fleeing.
Alexander also slashed another cousin’s face later that night.
“The defendant has now been convicted of bludgeoning his elderly uncle to death and the senseless assault on three other family members – one of which occurred while the victim was holding the defendant’s five-month-old son,” said Brown of the ruling. “The defendant took a life and shattered a family.”
Alexander was convicted after a two-week jury trial of two counts of second-degree murder, three counts of first-degree burglary, two counts of second-degree assault, second-degree attempted assault, four counts of fourth-degree criminal possession of a weapon and one count of endangering the welfare of a child.
Alexander faces up to 25 years to life in prison.