//Beheaded NYC tech CEOs suspected killer pleads not responsible, prosecutors say

Beheaded NYC tech CEOs suspected killer pleads not responsible, prosecutors say

The suspected killer of a Manhattan tech entrepreneur whose physique was found dismembered final week has pleaded not responsible to second-degree murder, Fox Information has realized.

Tyrese Haspil, 21, was the chief assistant to 33-year-old Fahim Saleh, the CEO of ride-hail firm Gokada.

Police mentioned Saleh’s cousin discovered Haspil dismembering Saleh’s physique with an electrical noticed at his Decrease East Facet condo earlier than he escaped from the scene.

Tyrese Haspil, 21, being escorted out of the 7th precinct by NYPD detectives this past Friday. 

Tyrese Haspil, 21, being escorted out of the seventh precinct by NYPD detectives this previous Friday. 

Prosecutors on Saturday mentioned surveillance video confirmed Haspil shopping for the electrical noticed and cleansing provides that had been left close to the physique.

Haspil was arraigned simply after midnight Saturday on a cost of second-degree homicide in Saleh’s demise. A spokesperson for Authorized Help Society, which is representing Haspil informed Fox Information he pleaded not responsible.

“We’re within the very earliest levels of ferreting out the reality. The lifetime of this case guarantees to be lengthy and complicated. Because the attorneys for Mr. Haspil, we urge the general public to maintain an open thoughts,” Authorized Help Society attorneys Sam Roberts and Neville Mitchell mentioned in a ready assertion. They claimed there was “rather more to this narrative” than the accusations and his arrest.

Investigators have recovered safety video from Monday afternoon exhibiting a person recognized as Haspil following Saleh up the elevator to the full-floor, two-bedroom condo, and taking pictures him with a stun gun, inflicting him to fall to the ground, in line with the felony criticism.


The masked individual following Saleh was dressed completely in black, in line with a legislation enforcement official who was briefed on the case however wasn’t approved to debate the investigation and spoke on the situation of anonymity.

Video surveillance from a ironmongery store Tuesday morning showsed a person recognized as Haspil buying the noticed and cleansing provides discovered on the seventh-floor condo on the Decrease East Facet, in line with the criticism.

This undated photo, provided by Gokada, shows company founder and CEO Fahim Saleh. 

This undated picture, supplied by Gokada, reveals firm founder and CEO Fahim Saleh. 
(Gokada by way of AP, File)

Officers responding to the cousin’s 911 name found Saleh’s clothed torso, baggage containing a head and arms and an electrical noticed in the lounge of his condo on the Decrease East Facet, police mentioned.

Saleh was stabbed 5 occasions within the neck and torso and had wounds on his arm and left hand. He was dismembered just under the knees, at each shoulders and the neck, in line with courtroom papers.


Saleh’s LinkedIn biography described him as a self-taught businessman who based Gokada, constructing on his expertise of first “seeing a chance in his guardian’s native nation of Bangladesh” and beginning that nation’s largest ride-sharing firm. It mentioned he additionally invested in the same enterprise in Colombia.

The Related Press contributed to this report.