Thaddeus Owens


Age: 88


Summary: New York State Supreme Court judge best known for presiding over the series of trials stemming from the racially-motivated murder of Yusuf Hawkins on a street in Bensonhurst, Brooklyn, New York in 1989, a killing that stroked racial tensions in New York City.



Cause of Death: Cancer


Born: January 7, 1919


Died: July 21, 2007


Location: Brooklyn, New York