2 charged in death of LI man found in car trunk

Jan 4, 2009 | Posted by: The Associated Press | Full story: The Associated Press

A mechanic and another man were charged Sunday in the shooting death of a towing company owner whose body was found on Christmas Eve in a car trunk, police said.

James Caldwell, 49, of Mastic Beach, pleaded not guilty Sunday to second-degree murder charges in the shooting death of Kevin Koch, the owner of KC Towing.

'They beat a confession out of me, 14 hours,' Caldwell told Newsday as he was led from a police precinct Sunday.

Steven Browne, 29, of Mastic Beach, pleaded not guilty to hindering prosecution.

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no brains

Brooklyn, NY

#1 Jan 4, 2009
he probably did it for a free tow
joe

Stratford, CT

#2 Jan 5, 2009
let him rot in jail
eyes4

Yorktown Heights, NY

#3 Jan 5, 2009
In Mastic Beach? What is the world coming too.
ben

Tampa, FL

#4 Jan 5, 2009
people out in mastic are trash anyway
ben

Tampa, FL

#5 Jan 5, 2009
people in mastic are trash anyway
Mastically Shirleycious

Bedford, NY

#6 Jan 5, 2009
eyes4 wrote:
In Mastic Beach? What is the world coming too.
Isn't it horrible? Murderers from Mastic Beach and illiterate HS drop-outs from Patchogue.

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Maria

Edison, NJ

#7 Jan 5, 2009
I hope they both ROT and get what they derserve

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Bronx

#8 Jan 6, 2009
eyes4 wrote:
In Mastic Beach? What is the world coming too.
Like u have the right to talk - 7 teens in your town arrested for killing a man because of his ethnicity - u go figure
CONCERNED

Edison, NJ

#9 Jan 29, 2009
I THINK JAMES CALDWELL IS INNICENT. I THINK KEVENS SO CALLED GIRLFRIEND HAD SOMETHING TO DO WITH IT. WHAT ABOUT KEVENS 100.000 DOLLARS THAT HE HAD IN HIS SAFE? THAT GIVES HER MOTIVE. THINK ABOUT THAT ONE.
nicole

Patchogue, NY

#11 Jun 21, 2012
hey thats my cousin he didnt do it!
Mark from Uniondale

Hicksville, NY

#12 Jul 31, 2012
Guilty
Relative of Deceased

New Hyde Park, NY

#13 Mar 11, 2014
Um, yes Kevin's girlfriend was behind it which we all know she hired James and Steven, and Steven and James will both rot in hell. And YES STEVEN did do it. We all know it and then Steven lived with the dead body for 4 days while he had his 4 year old child at the premises. Sick evil people and may God have vengeance on them all. And Steven got out after a year for snitching on everyone.
Relative of Deceased

New Hyde Park, NY

#14 Mar 11, 2014
nicole wrote:
hey thats my cousin he didnt do it!
Yes he did Nicole. Just like he slashed Jennys tries at Court and blamed you for it.
Relative of Deceased

New Hyde Park, NY

#15 Mar 11, 2014
CONCERNED wrote:
I THINK JAMES CALDWELL IS INNICENT. I THINK KEVENS SO CALLED GIRLFRIEND HAD SOMETHING TO DO WITH IT. WHAT ABOUT KEVENS 100.000 DOLLARS THAT HE HAD IN HIS SAFE? THAT GIVES HER MOTIVE. THINK ABOUT THAT ONE.
If Caldwell was innocent why did he confess? Why did he take the sentence? Common sense tells you he is a piece of trash pill addict who got way less than he deserves. Cruel and inhumane torture is not allowed in the state but I wish it were just for him and Steven.

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