Racial Comment Cited In Criminal Justice Student’s Death


A racially tinged comment by an apparently inebriated Imette St. Guillen, may have sent bouncer Darryl Littlejohn into a rage that ended in the criminal justice student’s death, Newsday reports. Just before Littlejohn was ordered to escort St. Guillen out of a New York City bar on the night she was raped and killed, she told him: “That’s why all you black people are in jail,” witnesses told police. Littlejohn, who maintains his innocence, is being held without bail at Rikers Island for violating the terms of his conditional release from prison on a bank robbery conviction.

Littlejohn, 41, is accused of violating the 9 p.m. curfew that was one of the terms of his 2004 conditional release by parole officials after serving more than eight years in prison. He also was not supposed to be working at a bar. St. Guillen, 24, was a popular dean’s list graduate student at the John Jay College of Criminal Justice.

Link: http://www.newsday.com/news/local/newyork/nyc-nyslay094655392mar09,0,4738299.story

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