Bellmore, NY (MorichesDaily) – The Roosevelt man charged with robbing and killing a man at the Bellmore Long Island Rail Road station has been placed on suicide watch after his arraignment Sunday morning.
Assistant District Attorney Everett Witherell said Levy punched the victim and that the two fought before the defendant robbed him on the tracks by the Long Island Rail Road station in Bellmore Saturday.
Public defender Jenna Suppon said Levy is a high school graduate who has worked for a moving company the past 12 years.
Levy is due back in court Wednesday.
At first, authorities thought the victim suffered a seizure on the platform at the Bellmore train station and fell onto the third rail.
Police received a call at 4:50 a.m. that the victim had suffered a seizure on the platform, and said a verbal dispute between the victim and another man turned into a fight and the victim fell onto the tracks.
A joint investigation by the Metropolitan Transportation Authority and the Nassau County police departments led to the arrest of Niheim Levy, 34, of 58 Bennett Ave. in Roosevelt.
Levy is being charged with felony murder and first-degree robbery, police said.
The victim’s identity is being withheld until his family has been notified, police said.
Levy has a history of jail time — In 2004 he spent 15 days in jail after pleading guilty to a misdemeanor charge of false personation. The following year, he plead guilty to a misdemeanor charge of criminal possession of marijuana for which he served 15 days. In 2006, Levy plead guilty and spent two months in jail for attempted criminal mischief.