4 now charged in connection to death of New Rochelle HS student

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NEW ROCHELLE -

A total of four teens have now been charged in connection to the death of a New Rochelle High School student.

On Wednesday, New Rochelle police announced the arrests of two 17-year-old high school students.

Dominique Slack and Carl Booker are facing gang assault and stalking charges in connection with the January stabbing death of 16-year-old classmate Valaree Schwab.

The alleged killer, 17-year-old Z'inah Brown, also a New Rochelle High School student, has been indicted on charges of murder in the second-degree, manslaughter and criminal possession of a weapon. Brown was also indicted by a grand jury on gang assault and stalking charges.

In addition, a 15-year-old boy was charged as a juvenile for allegedly hindering prosecution and tampering with evidence.

According to prosecutors, the teens attacked Schwab near the Subway on North Avenue and took her keys. Schwab then followed the group to Dunkin’ Donuts to try and get the keys back. That’s when Brown allegedly stabbed Schwab in the torso with a kitchen knife.

Slack was remanded to jail without bail. Booker was released on $25,000. They are both scheduled to be back in court April 17.

Brown continues to be held at the Westchester County Jail without bail.

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