Widow of Murdered Jewish Brooklyn Landlord Tearfully Confronts Man Who Torched her Husband’s Body

Bashie Stark (left), widow of Brooklyn landlord Menachem Stark (right), recounted the family milestones missed by her murdered husband during Wednesday's sentencing of Kendall Felix.
Bashie Stark (left), widow of Brooklyn landlord Menachem Stark (right), recounted the family milestones missed by her murdered husband during Wednesday’s sentencing of Kendall Felix.

Widow Bashie Stark, a tissue in her hand, recounted the family milestones missed by her murdered husband: Two bar mitzvahs. A daughter’s wedding. The birth of a grandchild.

The January 2014 killing of Brooklyn landlord Menachem Stark in a botched extortion plot still reverberates sadly through the lives of his wife and their seven fatherless children, the heartbroken Stark said Wednesday at the sentencing of the man who torched her spouse’s corpse.

Kendall Felix, 30, was sentenced to 2⅓ to seven years in prison despite pleas from Stark and another relative to hit the defendant with a sentence of four to 12 years.

“Forever I will be haunted by the image of my husband’s tragic end at the hands of this man,” said Bashie Stark as Felix sat mutely in Brooklyn Supreme Court Justice Danny Chun’s courtroom.

Felix, in a khaki jumpsuit and glasses, declined to address the court and said nothing throughout the hearing — staring straight ahead during the victim impact statements.

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SOURCE: LARRY MCSHANE
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS