A person allegedly a part of a marketing campaign of drugging and theft all through New York Metropolis has been charged within the homicide of designer Katie Gallagher, the Manhattan district lawyer’s workplace stated Wednesday.
Gallagher, 35, recognized for dressing stars reminiscent of Woman Gaga, was found final July by her neighbor lifeless in her mattress with no apparent indicators of trauma. Her condo’s entrance door had been left usually with the keys nonetheless within the lock, leaving her demise a thriller till a medical expert discovered that “acute intoxication” from a deadly drug cocktail had killed her.
Wednesday’s indictment accuses Kenwood Allen, 33, of three murders, together with Gallagher’s, along with two different killings he was already indicted for final 12 months. Generally working alone, or with a crew, Allen allegedly dedicated a spree of robberies between March and December 2022 by which he drugged victims with fentanyl or different opioids to swipe their bank cards, watches, telephones, and private objects. He allegedly would then drain their accounts at ATMs and rack up costs on their bank cards, in accordance with the indictment.
“These alleged pernicious drugging and theft schemes have left far too many households mourning the lack of their family members,” district lawyer Alvin Bragg stated in a press release.
Allen additionally faces felony counts of tried theft, theft, assault, grand larceny, legal possession of a managed substance, and conspiracy.
The specifics surrounding Gallagher’s demise nonetheless stay unclear, in accordance with the New York Publish. In a tribute to the designer, Vogue described Gallagher as “a hands-on artisan” who was “fiercely impartial and positive of her imaginative and prescient.” A Rhode Island College of Design graduate, she caught the attention of Woman Gaga’s stylist Nicola Formichetti whereas nonetheless at school.
Gallagher’s items have famously been worn by Chrissy Teigen, Kourtney Kardashian, Rita Ora, and plenty of others. Gallagher’s work has been extremely celebrated in publications such Vogue, The Minimize, Elle, Glamour, and Refinery 29, her obituary said. Beneath her personal vogue line, she premiered 26 collections throughout New York and Paris Trend Week in her lifetime.
Earlier than her homicide, she had deliberate to indicate her twenty seventh assortment within the fall, in accordance with her obituary.
“She was distinctive, lovely, sensible, unabashed, and at all times wanting. She was hardworking and gifted, with so many concepts and plans for future tasks,” Gallagher’s obituary learn. “We’re so happy with who she was and all she achieved in her temporary however full and delightful life.”