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Man Charged With Murder in Brooklyn Landlord's Death

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Police have arrested a Brooklyn man in connection with the kidnapping and murder of a Brooklyn landlord.

According to police, 26-year-old Kendel Felix of Brooklyn is charged with second-degree murder in connection with the death of Menachem Stark, but not kidnapping, even though surveillance video showed Stark being forced into an SUV.

The 39-year-old was last seen leaving his office on Rutledge Street in Williamsburg in early January.

He was later found dead in a dumpster on Long Island.

Sources say police had been questioning four people, but so far, only Felix has been charged.

Rabbi David Niederman, a spokesman for the family, praised police for the arrest.

"I'm very happy that they found the one who committed that terrible crime, so it brings some closure to the family, but it's very bitter. It's a bittersweet situation," Niederman said. "Menachem Stark is not here. He will not be replaced."

Stark was a father of seven.

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