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