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Rego Park Man Who Killed Mother And Left Body In Lake Sentenced To 24 Years In Prison

Lyubov Gorbunova

July 12, Staff Report

A Rego Park man who last month pleaded guilty to manslaughter for the fatal beating his mother in 2016 has been sentenced to 24 years in prison, the Queens District Attorney’s Office has announced.

Roman Gorbunov, 24, of 62nd Drive pleaded guilty to one count of first-degree manslaughter on June 17. At sentencing today, Gorbunov was sentenced to 24 years in prison followed by five years of post-release supervision.

According to the charges, Gorbunov became involved in an argument with his mother, Lyubov Gorbunova, 58, on the evening of Sept. 27, 2016. As the argument escalated, he struck his mother around the head multiple times with a blunt instrument, inflicting fatal wounds.

He later attempted to hide his mother’s remains by stuffing her body in a bag and ordering a car service to take him to Flushing Meadows Corona Park, where he dumped the body in the lake. It was 11 days before the body was found.

Gorbunov was arrested shortly after the gruesome discovery of his mother’s body and charged with manslaughter.

Acting Queens DA John M. Ryan said, “Today’s sentencing concludes one of the saddest and unthinkable crimes—a son viciously beat his mother to death.”

“This was a heinous killing made all the worst when the defendant tried covering his trail by disposing of his mother’s remains as if she were garbage,” Ryan continued. “The defendant will now spend many years behind bars as punishment for his actions.”

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Go ahead vote Caban and have guys like this wander free. Compound a lenient prosecutor with the anti-policing policy of the NYC politicians and what you have is a lawless state similar to that of California.

Tipping Point

You are so right. Lawlessness is on the rise, take a look at the Police getting assaulted with water and a bucket thrown at them. This Country is at a dangerous tipping point. The concept that ‘low-level’ crime should be dismissed is faulty. When a person realizes they can get away a ‘low-level’ crime they graduate to higher level crimes. The failure to acknowledge a low-level does affect and victimize a people & its society is a failure. The concept that Weed is a victimless crime is false, somewhere along the chain, a crime was committed, there was violence, there was a victim and there was theft and/or robbery. Dealers to protect their corner and supply chain and sales –do murder, beat and rob one another.

Matthew Miller

Police getting “assaulted with water”? Was it a squirt gun? Oh my! Truly anarchy is breaking loose in NYC.


no it was not, if you do not live on the Moon you must have seen it. and this dismissive attitude toward anarchy leads to antifa beating people on the street …

You're upset about the murderous Trump rally in Charlottesville right?

Or just the antifa boogeyman?


wow, nothing but a slap on the wrist. most states would have brought up the death penalty, but not in democrat NYC where criminals are protected.


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