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Murder Indictment Returned in Wilbur Street Homicide

Albany County District Attorney David Soares



Press Release

January 21, 2022



       Murder Indictment Returned in Wilbur Street Homicide




ALBANY, NY - District Attorney P. David Soares announced today that BRANDEN RIVERA, 19, of Albany, was indicted by a Grand Jury on  (1) Count of Murder in the Second Degree, a Class A-1 Felony, and (2) Counts of Attempted Robbery in the First Degree, a Class C Violent Felony.

The indictment alleges that on May 24, 2021, while in the course of and in furtherance of the attempted commission of a robbery, RIVERA or another participant in the crime caused the death of Destiny Greene.


A formal arraignment date is expected to be scheduled by the Court next week.

Assistant District Attorney Stephen Lydon and Bureau Chief Jessica Blain-Lewis of the Street Crimes Unit are handling the prosecution of this case.

For more information please contact [email protected].




All parties are presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.