An 18-year-old male student reportedly waited for New York law enforcement to arrive at the assistant principal's office of the Urban Assembly School for Wildlife Conservation after allegedly attacking two students with a switchblade knife. Between 15 and 20 students witnessed the knife attack that took place 15 minutes into their history class. Authorities have charged the student with murder, attempted murder and manslaughter after he apparently killed one boy, 15, and seriously wounded 16-year-old boy.
New data from the FBI says that violent crime increased for a second year in a row in the United States. However, New York residents shouldn't be worried about a nationwide epidemic when it comes to crime. This is partially because there isn't enough data to know if this increase is part of a larger trend or something that is confined to the present day.
On Sept. 12, a New York man was sentenced to a minimum of 50 years in prison after he was convicted on charges associated with the deaths of two prostitutes who were killed on Gilgo Beach in Long Island. The 51-year-old carpenter was convicted of two counts of second-degree murder in July though a Suffolk County assistant district attorney attributed the deaths of 10 others to the accused man.
An 88-year-old New York resident was taken into custody on Sept. 9 after he was accused of attempting to murder his wife with a hammer. The man and his wife, age 86, had been married for 60 years.
Authorities are holding a 31-year-old woman at the Monroe County Jail without bail. Police investigators allege that she shot and killed a 33-year-old woman from Brockport. The victim had been taking a lunch break from her job at Lowe's in a nearby park when investigators believe the other woman shot her in the head. When exiting her court arraignment, the suspect directly said no when a reporter asked if she had committed the murder.
A New York man was taken into police custody after he was accused of fatally stabbing a 30-year-old during a fight. The incident occurred in the 200 block of Moulton Street in Watertown.
On Aug. 13, a New York man who was accused of killing his mother, sister and a third woman was arraigned on murder charges. The 34-year-old was accused of bludgeoning all three women to death after he was kicked out of the home.
In New York state, a person may be convicted of assault if he or she inflicts bodily harm on another person. The severity of the charge depends on the severity of the injuries inflicted, if weapons were used to commit the crime and the mental capacity of the defendant. In some cases, it is necessary to show that a person intentionally injured another person and intended to cause serious injuries.
A New York woman and her son have been convicted on murder charges after they allegedly killed the woman's estranged husband in the summer of 2016. Prosecutors said that a contentious divorce and custody battle factored into the murder.
A 37-year-old woman from Latvia pleaded guilty to felony negligent homicide on July 24. The crime stems from the death of her fiancé in 2015. She previously pleaded not guilty to felonies of second degree murder and second degree manslaughter.