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Prosecutor: Video shows Lower East Side decapitation, dismemberment suspect buying saw

Dismembered Body
Posted at 3:03 PM, Jul 19, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-19 15:03:28-04

MANHATTAN — Surveillance video shows a personal assistant charged in the death of a 33-year-old tech entrepreneur found dismembered buying the electric saw and cleaning supplies found at the crime scene, prosecutors said.

Twenty-one-year-old Tyrese Haspil was arraigned just after midnight Saturday on charges of second-degree murder in the death of Fahim Saleh. Haspil pleaded not guilty and was ordered held without bail.

Saleh's beheaded and armless body was found Tuesday by a cousin.

Haspil handled finances and personal matters for Saleh, whose ventures included a ride-hailing service in Africa.

Haspil's lawyers say there “is much more to this narrative” than the accusations and his arrest.