A Bay Shore man was arraigned Friday on murder charges for allegedly shooting and killing his ex-girlfriend, a Northwell Health employee, in New Hyde Park.
Quay-Sean Renard Hines, 30, was arrested in April and charged with second-degree murder after he allegedly shot his ex-girlfriend Amelia Laguerre in the parking garage of 1999 Marcus Ave. in New Hyde Park.
Officials said several team members attempted to treat Laguerre, a 33-year-old Queens resident, at the scene before she was transported to a nearby hospital.
Laguerre, who was shot nine times, was pronounced dead at the hospital, according to officials.
On Friday, Hines was indicted for second-degree murder, a felony, and two counts of criminal possession of a weapon in the second-degree, violent felony.
Hines pleaded not guilty to the charges, police said. If convicted on the top charge, he faces a maximum of up to 40 years to life in prison. Hines is due back in court on June 15.
“This selfish and desperate act – the murder of a young mother – was allegedly driven by the defendant’s obsession with their failed relationship,” said Nassau District Attorney Anne Donnelly. “After Quay Sean Hines allegedly committed this heinous crime, he carried on as usual and went to the gym and the movies, while family and friends were left to absorb the shock of Amelia Laguerre’s tragic loss. Our thoughts are with Amelia’s loved ones as we prosecute this case.”
Capt. Stephen Fitzpatrick of the Nassau County Police Department previously said Hines stalked Laguerre after the two broke up last year following approximately two years of dating. Fitzpatrick said Hines allegedly engaged in a “heated argument” with Laguerre at her work before the shooting.
Laguerre reportedly worked as an administrative assistant at Northwell Health. Emily Laguerre Bennett, Amelia Laguerre’s mother, previously told Newsday that she was the mother of a 6-year-old son.
Robert Pelaez contributed to this story.