Halloween Marsh Victim Rayshawn Moreno Sentenced to Prison

By Catherine Yang, Epoch Times
February 11, 2014 Updated: July 18, 2015

Rayshawn Moreno was sentenced Feb. 11 to three-and-a-half years in state prison and two-and-a-half years of post-release supervision, the Richmond County District Attorney’s office announced.

Moreno pleaded guilty to armed felony Dec. 18, 2013. He was who was spotted by a police officer in Staten Island Oct. 2013.

According to SILive, Moreno is so notorious among Staten Island police officers that they have referred to him by name rather than physical description in searches.

In 2007 Moreno accused two police officers to beating and stranding him in a marsh on Halloween. 

The officers at the 120th precinct were charged with unlawful imprisonment and endangering the welfare of a child. Moreno had been 14-years-old at the time, and threw eggs at a police car.

The officers had remained on the police force and Moreno’s family filed a federal civil rights lawsuit.  They received $140,000 from the city, and $5,000 from each of the two officers.

In 2011 Moreno was accused of holding up someone at knifepoint. He pleaded guilty to third-degree robbery and was sentenced to five years of interim supervision probation.

In 2012 Moreno was accused of shooting someone in the leg but the case was dismissed.

In July 2013, Moreno shot a man in both legs and the 19-year-old was caught on a surveillance tape.