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Murder Trial For Fatal Shooting Of Westchester Man Scheduled

Pierre Mensah. Photo Credit: Westchester County District Attorney's Office
Tasjawn “Tay” White Photo Credit: Westchester County District Attorney's Office
Phillip Spearman. Photo Credit: Westchester County District Attorney's Office

The murder trial for three men implicated in the death of a college student from Westchester is set to begin next week.

Jury selection for the trial for Tasjawn “Tay” White, 20, Pierre Mensah, 43, and Phillip Spearman, 54, who have been connected to the fatal shooting of Mount Vernon resident Donovan Brown, 24, in March last year, is expected to begin on Monday, Nov. 18.

It is alleged that on the night of March 13, leading into the early morning hours of March 14, Mensah and White were involved in a series of incidents, including a robbery and subsequent attempted robbery, which resulted in Brown’s shooting and death.

Westchester County District Attorney Anthony Scarpino, Jr. noted that the events related to the indictment “indictment took place in the industrial and residential neighborhoods not far from the Mount Vernon West Metro-North train station.

Spearman, White’s uncle, is facing charges for his involvement with the stolen proceeds from the robbery and handgun.

White has been charged with first-degree murder. Additionally, he and Mensah have been charged with:

  • Two counts of Murder in the Second Degree, class A-2 felonies;
  • Four counts of Attempted Murder in the Second Degree, class B felonies;
  • One count of Assault in the First Degree, a class B felony;
  • One count of Attempted Assault in the First Degree, a class C felony;
  • Two counts of Attempted Robbery in the First Degree, class C felonies;
  • Four counts of Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the Second Degree, class C felonies;
  • Two counts of Robbery in the First Degree, class B felonies;
  • Two counts of Grand Larceny in the Fourth Degree, class E felonies;
  • One count of Criminal Possession of Stolen Property in the Fourth Degree, a class E felony.

Spearman has been charged with:

  • One count of Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the Third Degree, a class D felony;
  • One count of Criminal Possession of a Firearm, a class E felony;
  • Two counts of Hindering Prosecution in the Second Degree, class E felonies;
  • Two counts of Tampering with Physical Evidence, class E felonies;
  • One count of Criminal Possession of Stolen Property in the Fourth Degree, a class E felony.

Scarpino said that “determined detective work by Mount Vernon Police, with the help of video surveillance from security cameras throughout the area, allowed police and prosecutors to trace the steps taken by the men for several hours leading up to the shooting and immediately following it.”

White and Mensah will remain remanded into custody at Westchester County Jail until the trial, while Spearman’s bail was set at $100,000.

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