The man accused of killing his 20-year-old ex-girlfriend as she pushed their baby in a stroller on the Upper East Side was jailed without bail on Saturday for a crime prosecutors described as “premeditious.” execution”.
Isaac Argro, 22, was charged with second-degree murder and second-degree weapons possession in Manhattan Criminal Court Saturday night while the distraught mother and sisters of his alleged victim Azsia Johnson looked on.
Johnson, 20, was shot dead at close range near Lexington Avenue and East 95th Street on Wednesday while pushing her 3-month-old baby in a stroller to meet up with Argro, who had recently tried to get back in to come to the infirmary Good graces after months of abuse and threats, police and family members said.
Argro was dressed all in black and wore a ski mask as he paced while waiting to kill his estranged girlfriend, Manhattan Assistant District Attorney Brittany DeCesare told Judge Eric Schumacher.
Azsia Johnson’s mother, Lisa DeSort, with her daughters after the arraignment.James Keivom
DeSort hugs her daughters outside the courthouse.James Keivom
“This case can only be described as a premeditated execution. The defendant persuaded the victim to meet after work and under the guise that he wanted to give the deceased items for their 3-month-old daughter,” DeCesare said as the victim’s mother, Lisa DeSort, began to cry inconsolably.
“The defendant shot his child’s mother in the head at point-blank range while restraining his crying 3-month-old [daughter] in the stroller when he ran away,” the prosecutor said.
After committing the heinous murder, Argro called Johnson’s family and asked where his child was while threatening that another unidentified person was “next,” officials claimed.
“Regarding the release of your honor, the people request that the accused be remanded in custody. This case can only be described as a premeditated execution,” DeCesare told the judge.
Johnson was fatally shot while walking her 3-month-old daughter on the Upper East Side.
DeSort blasted Queens County for not listening to her daughter’s domestic violence account before her death.James Keivom
After Schumacher put Argro in jail without bail, the alleged killer asked the court for protective custody and medical attention.
He is expected to return to court on July 7 and faces 25 years of life imprisonment if convicted.
“I thought I might be stronger than I am, but I had a little moment of meltdown because for the first time I really heard what really happened in chronological order,” Lisa DeSort told The Post after the trial.
“To be honest, I wanted to jump up and yell ‘coward,'” she explained. “You’re not a man, you’re a monster.” I wanted to shout that out.”
Isaac Argro, Johnson’s alleged killer, is in prison without bail.James Keivom
DeSort said her daughter’s alleged killer was a would-be gang member who her family nicknamed “Angry Bird.”
“I honestly let you into my house. I don’t let people into my house. I tried to treat you like a son. I wanted you to be a part of your daughter’s life. But you couldn’t be polite. That’s all we wanted. That’s all my daughter wanted,” she said when asked what she would say to Argro.
DeSort thanked the NYPD and Mayor Eric Adams for the city’s quick response to the case. Argro was arrested two days after the murder at his Brooklyn apartment building, which also houses members of the slain woman’s extended family.
Argro was charged with second-degree murder and second-degree gun possession.DANIEL WILLIAM MCKNIGHT
After Argro shot Johnson, he allegedly left his daughter in the stroller and ran off.gofundme
However, the grieving mother accused the city of ignoring her daughter’s complaints of abuse and stalking. At one point, when Argro threatened to kill DeSort, a domestic violence counselor dismissed the remark as “freedom of speech,” she claimed.
“I am very disappointed in the borough of Queens. When my daughter reached out, she was abused and attacked, which has been documented. She reached out and I reached out to her several times with threats and stalking… we were kind of pushed off and repelled. ‘ DeSort said.
The 3-month-old girl and Johnson’s other young child were cared for by extended family members.
“The baby is doing great and in great hands,” DeSort said with a big smile. “Actually Both Babies”