A Bedford-Stuyvesant man has been charged with second-degree murder after a fatal building fire left one man dead last week, according to officials.

Prosecutors for Brooklyn District Attorney Eric Gonzalez have accused Derek Whitaker, 54, of killing 55-year-old Mount Vernon resident Jonathan Blake. Whitaker has also been charged with arson, concealing a corpse, tampering with a witness, and hindering prosecution at his Jefferson Avenue apartment building, according to officials.

A Bedford-Stuyvesant man has been charged with second-degree murder after a fatal building fire left one man dead last week, according to officials.

Prosecutors for Brooklyn District Attorney Eric Gonzalez have accused Derek Whitaker, 54, of killing 55-year-old Mount Vernon resident Jonathan Blake. Whitaker has also been charged with arson, […]

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