Tuesday, January 31, 2023

Prosecutors: 3 charged with murder in NYC, including disabled grandmother and aunt

what to know

  • A 22-year-old Queens man has been charged with murder in connection with the fatal stabbings of his grandmother and two aunts last month, the local district attorney said Monday.
  • Queens District Attorney Melinda Katz announced the eight-count indictment of Jabari Burrell, who has been charged with three counts of first-degree and second-degree murder, fourth-degree grand larceny and fourth-degree criminal weapon possession.
  • Burrell’s faces are related to a triple homicide that occurred on 17 November. According to Katz, citing the indictment, it was on that date that Burrell visited the residence of his grandmother and two aunts in Springfield Gardens. The next day, three women were found dead with multiple stab wounds.

NEW YORK — A 22-year-old Queens man has been charged with murder in connection with the fatal stabbings of his grandmother and two aunts last month, the local district attorney said Monday.

Queens District Attorney Melinda Katz announced the eight-count indictment of Jabari Burrell, who has been charged with three counts of first-degree and second-degree murder, fourth-degree grand larceny and fourth-degree criminal weapon possession.

Burrell’s faces are related to a triple homicide that occurred on 17 November. According to Katz, citing the indictment, it was on that date that Burrell visited the residence of his grandmother and two aunts in Springfield Gardens. According to the prosecutor, the next day, at around 9 am, a relative and health aide entered the residence and found three women dead with multiple stab wounds, including one of his aunts, who was found dead on her medical bed Was. After the attacks, Burrell reportedly fled in his grandmother’s minivan.

Katz said investigators later recovered bloodied knives in the bathroom, kitchen sink and kitchen drawers, as well as in the victim’s bedroom and living room.

Katz said Burrell was arrested in his grandmother’s minivan by Virginia State Police off Interstate 95 in Prince George’s County, Virginia, around 2 a.m. on November 19.

“This is a heart-wrenching tragedy. It is alleged that the defendant turned on three family members who had opened their home to him, his grandmother and two aunts, one of whom was handicapped due to cerebral palsy . They were helpless before his brutal fury. He fled, but he was extradited and will now face justice,” said Katz.

Burrell is to return to court on January 18. If convicted, he faces life in prison without the possibility of parole.

Information was not immediately available for Burrell’s attorney.

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