5 Arrested in Connection to the Fatal Second Avenue Explosion, Including Landlord [UPDATED]

Posted on: February 11th, 2016 at 11:24 am by

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Justice is coming.

Nearly a year later, the city is finally charging those responsible in the deadly Second Avenue Explosion last March. Five people were arrested this week in connection with the blast – building owners Maria Hrynenko and her son, Michael, plumber Jerry Inonandis, and general contractor Dilber Kukic are each charged with second degree manslaughter (maximum penalty of up to 15 years).

The fifth perp, plumber Andrew Trombettas, faces separate charges related to the reckless rigging of a gas line that cause the explosion.

Nicholas Figueroa, who was eating lunch at Sushi Park, and restaurant worker Moises Ismael Locón Yac both died in the explosion that leveled the three tenements comprising 117-123 Second Avenue.

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UPDATE:

Here is the full list of charges, per press release:

MARIA HRYNENKO, D.O.B. 11/26/1959
Rockland, NY

Charged:

  • Manslaughter in the Second Degree, a class C felony, 2 counts
  • Assault in the Second Degree, a class D felony, 9 counts
  • Criminally Negligent Homicide, a class E felony, 2 counts
  • Assault in the Third Degree, a class A misdemeanor, 4 counts
  • Reckless Endangerment in the Second Degree, a class A misdemeanor, 1 count

MICHAEL HRYNENKO, D.O.B. 11/30/1985
Sparkill, NY

Charged:

  • Manslaughter in the Second Degree, a class C felony, 2 counts
  • Assault in the Second Degree, a class D felony, 9 count
  • Criminally Negligent Homicide, a class E felony, 2 counts
  • Assault in the Third Degree, a class A misdemeanor, 4 counts
  • Reckless Endangerment in the Secon
    d Degree, a class A misdemeanor, 1 count

ATHANASIOS “JERRY” IOANNIDIS, D.O.B. 6/15/1956
Queens, NY

Charged:

  • Manslaughter in the Second Degree, a class C felony, 2 counts
  • Assault in the Second Degree, a class D felony, 9 counts
  • Criminally Negligent Homicide, a class E felony, 2 counts
  • Assault in the Third Degree, a class A misdemeanor, 4 counts
  • Reckless Endangerment in the Second Degree, a class A misdemeanor, 1 count
  • Falsifying Business Records in the Second Degree, a class A misdemeanor, 2 counts

DILBER KUKIC, D.O.B. 6/9/1975
Bronx, NY

Charged:

  • Manslaughter in the Second Degree, a class C felony, 2 counts
  • Assault in the Second Degree, a class D felony, 9 count
  • Criminally Negligent Homicide, a class E felony, 2 counts
  • Assault in the Third Degree, a class A misdemeanor, 4 counts
  • Reckless Endangerment in the Second Degree, a class A misdemeanor, 1 count

ANDREW TROMBETTAS, D.O.B. 11/18/1958
Queens, NY

Charged:

  • Offering a False Instrument for Filing in the First Degree, a class E felony, 2 counts

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