Career Crook George Villanueva Held on First-Degree Murder in Boerum Hill Death of Cop Alain Schaberger


Small-time crook George Villanueva is in the hoosegow without bail on charges of first-degree murder in the death early Sunday in Boerum Hill of cop Alain Schaberger.

A convicted robber with 28 prior arrests, Villanueva finally hit the big-time. Cops went to his apartment at 45 St. Marks Place at about 4:30 a.m. Sunday to arrest him for allegedly threatening to kill his girlfriend, who lives a few blocks away and had called the cops on him. Villanueva fought back on his stoop as they tried to cuff him, and he used both hands to push Schaberger over a railing, the NYPD says. The cop fell nine feet and landed on his head, breaking his neck. Both men were 42 years old at the time of the scuffle.