A man has been charged with stabbing a woman to death in the lobby of a hotel in Harlem, according to local authorities. New York police arrested the 34-year-old man, who is now being charged with murder. He is currently in police custody and was set to be arraigned as of March 27, but it is unclear if he has retained criminal defense counsel.
According to the limited information in the report, it appears that, around 10:30 a.m. on the morning of March 26, a 42-year-old woman exited the hotel. Witnesses saw her stagger, and she was covered with blood. She was rushed to a local hospital in Harlem, but she could not be resuscitated and succumbed to her injuries later that day.
The 34-year-old man accused of killing her was found by police moments after they found the victim. The man was apparently shirtless and holding a knife while wandering in the street when he was found. Employees at the hotel said the pair had been sharing a room overnight on the top floor and that the man had chased the woman into the lobby before stabbing her. However, employees said they had no idea what the relationship was between the pair.
A murder charge is a very serious allegation. If the accused man is found guilty in New York criminal court, he could spend years in jail. This is why it is so important for him to be represented by a criminal defense attorney who can take an accurate reading of the case and carefully examine any evidence being presented to the court. The hope of this exercise is to potentially see the charges against the man reduced or, perhaps, dropped altogether.