Second Arrest Made in Stabbing Death of West Orange Grandmother

Rakeem Scott, 18, of Newark, was charged with the stabbing death of Sandy Yuen earlier this month.

A second arrest has been made in the stabbing death of a 57-year-old grandmother during a robbery at her West Orange home earlier this month, according to authorities.

Rakeem Scott, 18, of Newark, was arrested early Thursday morning in Boonton by FBI Fugitive Task Force and the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office, Acting Essex County Prosecutor Carolyn A. Murray and West Orange Police Chief
James P. Abbott announced.

Scott was charged with murder, felony murder, robbery, weapons offenses and endangering the welfare of a child in the stabbing death of Sandy Yuen, said Assistant Prosecutor Ralph E. Amirata, director  of the Prosecutor’s Homicide Unit.

According to authorities, Yuen was caring for her 20-month-old granddaughter at the time of the incident.

Scott was being held in the Essex County Correctional Facility on $750,000 bail.

The first person charged in the stabbing death, Carline Inginac, 21, of West Orange, was arrested last week. She was arraigned Wednesday on murder, weapons charges and endangering the welfare of a child and is currently being held in the Essex County Correctional Facility on $500,000 bail.

No further information was made available on Inginac.

The investigation still remains active and ongoing, Chief Assistant Prosecutor Thomas S. Fennelly said in a release. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office tips line at 1-877-847-7432.
DDK173 September 19, 2013 at 02:46 PM
Good. Round up these animals, lock them up and throw away the keys !!
mcipoletti September 20, 2013 at 10:18 AM
I don't recall all the details on this. Was this a crime of chance or did they know the victim somehow?
Lori September 20, 2013 at 11:34 AM
I don't think all the details have ever been given. Just that there was reason to believe she may have known the attacker. I think the son of the victim was interviewed and stated that, but I might be wrong. I'm going off what I could recall... Anyone else? I'm glad the WO police is getting these criminals under lock & key, with or without the assistance of other agencies!
Local Mom September 20, 2013 at 04:32 PM
Lori W - The news reports have the Essex County Homicide unit involved and also the FBI - so not sure what you mean without the assistance of others - I have a feeling there is much more to this horrid event since other agencies are involved. I am truly glad they were captured before anyone else was harmed. My heart goes out to the family of Yuen. I cannot imagine the horror they have been faced with!!
Lori September 20, 2013 at 04:41 PM
Local Mom - Sorry I wasn't specific enough. When I mentioned 'with or without the assistance of other agencies', I was referring to ALL of the criminals who have committed recent crimes in West Orange and been apprehended (not just this particular case). I don't think all of the cases have involved other agencies as well, which is why I said with or without. I think despite all the layoffs, the police are doing one heck of a job! They deserve an applause to say the least :) I am very glad that the 2 criminals who murdered this woman have also been caught. I can't imagine that anyone would not be glad about it.
Tom G. September 20, 2013 at 05:59 PM
@mcipoletti - in a previous article on Patch the son of the victim alluded to the fact that the victim likely knew her attackers as she was not the type of person that would have unlocked her door and allowed them into the house otherwise. Now how the heck she was associated with that fabulous duo is anyone's guess.
Lori September 20, 2013 at 06:50 PM
If there was any association at all perhaps it was through the female since the article states she was also from West Orange? But who knows. I hope justice gets served. If this can be considered a home invasion, there are stiffer sentences now :)
Gordo K September 23, 2013 at 03:13 PM
Part of Booker's program to reduce Newark's crime rate - send Rakeem and his ilk to other communities to commit their mayhem.


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