Four arrested in 2014 New Haven homicide

Joel Alexander (Photo provided by New Haven Police)


NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH) — On Monday, May, 23, 2016, detectives from the New Haven Police Department’s Major Crimes Division secured arrest warrants for four people, charged with the 2014 murder and felony murder of Durrell Law.

Chief Dean M. Esserman announced that all four men, three juveniles at the time of the crime, and one adult are in custody.

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On the afternoon of Jan. 20, 2014, Law was shot to death during a robbery near the Fairways Apartments on Eastern Street.

Among the arrested was 23-year-old Joel Alexander, of New Haven. Alexander is a convicted felon, who is charged with felony murder, first degree robbery, firearms crimes and conspiracy to commit first-degree robbery. His bond is $2 million. He was taken into custody on May 24.

One juvenile, born in 1998, is charged with felony murder, first degree robbery and conspiracy to commit first degree robbery. He was taken into custody on May 24.

A second juvenile, born in 1998, is charged with murder, felony murder, first degree robbery, firearms crimes and conspiracy to commit first degree robbery. He was incarcerated for unrelated crimes when he was served.

The third juvenile, born in 1997, is charged with felony murder, first degree robbery and conspiracy to commit first degree robbery. He was incarcerated for unrelated crimes when he was served.

All three juveniles are from New Haven. The warrants are court sealed.

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