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May 01, 2023
(SUFFOLK COUNTY, N.Y.) – Suffolk County District Attorney Raymond A. Tierney today announced that Glenn Seejattan, 30, of Rocky Point, was sentenced to 25 years to life in prison after a jury found him guilty of fatally shooting a Centereach man who had been reported missing in January 2022. “This sentence is the price the defendant must pay for taking the life of another human being,” said District Attorney Tierney. “This outcome provides a small measure of justice for the victim and his family, although this defendant will get to serve his sentence in prison while the victim will never see his family and loved ones again.” According to details of the investigation that emerged at trial, the family of Justin Lee, 34, of Centereach, reported that he had been missing since January 18, 2022. Lee was last seen alive at Seejattan’s mother’s home on Mahogany Road in Rocky Point, where Seejattan also lived. On January 28, 2022, ten days after he went missing, the half-naked, frozen body of Lee was discovered about a half mile away from Seejattan’s home. An autopsy revealed that Lee had sustained a gunshot wound to his head and a gunshot wound to his thigh. 2 Witness testimony, electronic surveillance, and DNA evidence inculpated Seejattan in Lee’s murder. Within 20 feet of the Lee’s body were wood moldings that were damaged, and physically matched damage found within Seejattan’s home on Mahogany Road. Additionally, items were forensically tested revealing the presence of blood and matched the DNA profile of Lee. Lee’s DNA was also found on a wall within Seejattan’s home. In addition, a trial witness testified that Seejattan admitted that he had shot and killed somebody in a house on Mahogany Road, which he described as a drug deal gone bad. Seejattan further admitted that he shot the victim in the head, took his clothes off, wrapped him up in a blanket, and took him to the woods. He also stated that he did not regret committing the murder but regretted doing it in the house. On March 27, 2023, Seejattan was convicted after a jury trial heard before Acting Supreme Court Justice, the Honorable Richard I. Horowitz, for the crimes of Murder in the Second Degree, a Class A felony, and Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the Second Degree, a Class C felony. On April 26, 2023, Seejattan was sentenced to 25 years to life in prison. He was represented by Charles Hochbaum, Esq. Seejattan committed the killing while released on bail for a separate indictment in which he was charged with Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the Second Degree, a Class C felony, Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the Third Degree, a Class D violent felony, and Criminal Possession of a Firearm, a Class E felony. As of April 26, 2023, the case remains pending before Judge Horowitz. On that case, Seejattan is being represented by Danielle Papa, Esq. and it is being prosecuted by Assistant District Attorney Melissa Turk. The homicide case was prosecuted by Assistant District Attorney Eric S. Aboulafia of the Homicide Bureau and Assistant District Attorney Veronica McMahon of the Major Crime Bureau. 

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