A 71-year-old man was arrested for stabbing his youthful ex-girlfriend, beating her with a crowbar and slaying her male good friend inside a Brooklyn condo, authorities and sources mentioned Monday.
Sylvester Harris allegedly unleashed the savage assault between the evening of Oct. 24 and the early morning of Oct. 25 inside an condo on Willmohr Street close to East 92nd Street in Brownsville, in line with a prison grievance.
Harris allegedly choked his 49-year-old former flame — who had two energetic orders of safety in opposition to him — earlier than hanging her with a crowbar and stabbing her a number of instances, the court docket doc states.
He additionally attacked her pal, James Quigley, 60, in an identical method, pummeling him, hitting him with the crowbar and stabbing him to dying, in line with regulation enforcement sources and prosecutors.
Quigley was pronounced dead on the scene, whereas Harris’ ex-girlfriend was hospitalized at Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center, the place she was listed in steady situation, cops mentioned.
The two orders of safety his ex-girlfriend obtained in opposition to him had been issued on July 26 and Aug. 1, and had been set to run out in January and February of subsequent yr, in line with the grievance.
Harris was arrested Friday and arraigned in Brooklyn Criminal Court on Saturday on prices of homicide, tried homicide, prison obstruction of respiration or blood circulation, prison possession of a weapon and prison contempt.
He was ordered held with out bail by a Brooklyn judge, and is ready to return to court docket on Thursday, prosecutors mentioned.