Pair arrested in connection to Mechanicville homicide
August 10, 2017 06:53 PM
MECHANICVILE - Two people are under arrest in connection with a murder NewsChannel 13 has been following since late Monday night. David Feliciano was shot inside his Mechanicville home and later died in his driveway. Two teens were arrested late Wednesday night.
NewsChannel 13 broke the news on Twitter Thursday morning before they appeared in court.
Police tape was still up at the scene Thursday evening as more evidence was gathered.
Police say they had hundreds of leads and did hundreds of interviews. In this case, they say the community stepped up in a big way in this investigation to help them catch the two accused killers.
After police announced the arrests of 19-year-old Nikolai Mavashev of Halfmoon and 16 year-old Joseph Broscko of Clifton Park, the investigation was far from over. They were on the road with a search warrant at the suspects’ homes looking for more evidence.
"There are a lot more interviews to do. These people traveled, so we have to travel where they traveled and do interviews there," explained Major Robert Patnaude with New York State Police.
More arrests and more charges are possible in connection with the case. However, as far as the murder itself, police say they got the killers.
"We want to reassure the community that we are confident that we have arrested the two people who committed this heinous act," affirmed Chief Joseph Waldron with Mechanicville Police.
Mavashev and Broscko are facing murder charges. They were arraigned Thursday morning. NewsChannel 13’s cameras caught up with Mavashev as he faced the judge -- staying silent throughout the proceeding. The two men are accused of killing 19 year-old David Feliciano on Monday night.Police say Feliciano was shot multiple times inside his home on Grove Street in Mechanicville and then collapsed outside while looking or help.
"They were acquaintances. There is a motive. There was a long-term relationship between these people," noted Patnaude.
According to court papers, Mavashev made some oral admissions to the crime. Both pleaded not guilty in court. They were taken to the Saratoga County jail without bail.
Updated: August 10, 2017 06:53 PM
Created: August 10, 2017 08:20 AM
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