16-year-old indicted on murder charges

A Spring Valley teen was indicted on murder and robbery charges in the death of a Guatemalan immigrant. Jiwan Coleman, 16, appeared before Judge David

Sixteen-year-old Jiwan Coleman was indicted today on two counts of second degree murder and one count of robbery.

Sixteen-year-old Jiwan Coleman was indicted today on two counts of second degree murder and one count of robbery. (7/14/16)

NEW CITY - A Spring Valley teen was indicted on murder and robbery charges in the death of a Guatemalan immigrant.

Jiwan Coleman, 16, appeared before Judge David Zuckerman Thursday morning in Rockland County Court and was indicted on two counts of second-degree murder and one count of robbery.

Coleman was arrested and charged in the June 26 attack on 18-year-old Ruben Suchite-Torres.

Suchite-Torres was walking home from his job as kitchen help at the Nanuet Hotel and Restaurant when he was attacked near the corner of Myrtle Avenue and Grove Street in Spring Valley.

Coleman allegedly hit him in the head with a rock and then took his cellphone and wallet.

Suchite-Torres died July 2 from his injuries.

Coleman remains in the Rockland County Jail on $3.5 million bail. If convicted, he could be sentenced to 25 years in prison.

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