For Immediate Release
January 15, 2021
MINEOLA, N. Y. – Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas announced that a Roosevelt man and his girlfriend have been arraigned for their roles in the stabbing death of a man in October.
Isaiah Cust, 30, was arraigned on January 7 in front of Judge William O’Brien on one count of murder in the second degree (an A-I felony). The defendant was remanded and is due back in court on January 29. If convicted, he faces a maximum of 25 years to life in prison.
Ashley Munroe, 27, from Hempstead, was arraigned yesterday before Judge O’Brien on a charge of hindering prosecution in the second degree (an E felony). She was released on her own recognizance and is due back in court on January 29. If convicted, she faces a potential maximum sentence of 1-1/3 years to 4 years in prison.
“Isaiah Cust is accused of stabbing Jalil Burton to death in broad daylight on a Roosevelt street,” DA Singas said. “Jalil Burton was a young father with his entire life in front of him. My office is committed to holding the defendants responsible for their senseless actions.”
DA Singas said that on October 25, at approximately 10:00 am, Cust allegedly stabbed 27-year-old Jalil Burton multiple times about his body, including his chest, during a fight outside a home on Brookside Avenue in Roosevelt. Following the stabbing, which was witnessed by Munroe, Cust fled the scene in Munroe’s car.
The victim was unconscious and transported to Nassau University Medical Center in a Nassau County Police Department ambulance, where he was later pronounced dead.
Members of the NCPD Homicide Squad arrested Cust on November 2 at his mother’s home in Baldwin, NY. Munroe surrendered herself to the Homicide Squad on November 3.
Deputy Bureau Chief of DA Singas’ Special Victim’s Bureau Emma Slane is prosecuting the case. Cust is represented by Dennis Lemke, Esq. Munroe is represented by Steven LaMagna, Esq.
The charges are merely accusations and the defendants are presumed innocent until and unless found guilty.