Police arrest man in connection with Staten Island motel murder

Saturday, April 18, 2015

GRASMERE -- Police have arrested a man from Brooklyn for the murder of a woman in a Staten Island motel two weeks ago.

Investigators say 26-year-old Derekson Lett shot Michelle Hernandez-Vasquez inside a motel room in Grasmere on April 4th.

Lett and an accomplice were allegedly trying to rob the victim, who was working as a prostitute when the shooting happened.

Lett is charged with second degree murder. Police are still searching for the other suspect.