Kendall Felix pleaded guilty Tuesday to conspiracy in the second degree for the murder of Menachem Stark HY”D and will be sentenced March 27 to between 2-1/3 and seven years in prison.
His brother Erskin Felix, has been charged with murder in the case; jury selection in his trial is expected to begin Monday. Their cousin Kendel Felix was found guilty in September 2016 of second-degree murder and kidnapping. Kendel has not yet been sentenced, as it is believed that he has been cooperating with the prosecution in the case against his cousins.
A fourth man, Irvine Henry, facing charges of conspiracy, hindering prosecution and tampering with evidence, is also believed to be cooperating with prosecutors.
Stark, a real-estate developer, was kidnapped and killed in January 2014. In a confession by Kendel Felix played during his trial, Kendel said he was approached by Erskin, who asked for Kendel’s help in kidnapping Stark – whom both worked for – and forcing him to pay money Erskin said Stark owed him.
It is believed that Erskin accidentally suffocated Stark while either sitting on him or covering his face.