Teen Girl Charged with Murdering her Boyfriend Says he ‘Ran into the Knife’
A 17-year-old girl who claimed her boyfriend ran into a knife she was holding during a fight in their Brooklyn apartment was charged yesterday with his murder.
Vanessa McGhee told beau Sharrod (Swiss) Youmans, 23, that she planned to leave him, sparking a feud inside his East New York apartment shortly before 5 p.m. Thursday, cops and her family said.
“She wanted to get her stuff and come home,” said the teen’s mother, Erica McGhee, 36.
Youmans – who had prior arrests that include criminal possession of a controlled substance and resisting arrest – started to rough up her daughter, the mother said.
That’s when she grabbed a blade from the kitchen.
“She said he ran into the knife,” said the mom, who spoke to McGhee after her arrest. “It was an accident and she was sorry. She didn’t mean to hurt him.”
Youmans was taken to Brookdale University Hospital, where he died.
McGhee – a St. Catherine, Jamaica, native – was later charged with second-degree murder and criminal possession of a weapon. She was awaiting arraignment yesterday.
The anguished mother said her “troubled” daughter wanted to move back to the family’s Far Rockaway, Queens, home to start over.
“It’s a shock,” she said. “She was turning herself around, trying to do good.”