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.”
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For the second time in two weeks, a dog owner in the Grant Houses in Morningside Heights, one of New York city’s largest public housing projects, has been caught on tape abusing their animal.
Tiara Davis was arrested Monday after surveillance video captured her beating her 4-year-old Pomeranian into an unconscious state. The 31-year-old woman lost it when her dog, Sparky, went to the bathroom in the elevator on Sunday.
The video shows Davis swinging and kicking the small dog on the leash until he blacks out.
“This is no way to treat your pet,” ASPCA spokesman Joseph Pentangelo told the Daily News.
Davis, who works as a vocational counselor for ex-offenders, told the paper she never meant to hurt Sparky, who is recovering from his injuries at an animal hospital. She was charged with torturing and injuring an animal.
“I kept telling him, ‘Sparky! Wait! Wait!” she told the News. “I became a little frustrated. It was never my intention to hurt him.”
Last week, another resident in Davis’ complex, was busted for brutally beating his girlfriend’s 12-pound Pomeranian-Chihuahua named Chuvi-Duvi. That incident was also caught on tape. Chris Grant, 21, was also charged with torturing and injuring an animal.
New York Cyberstalking Laws
§240.30 Aggravated harassment in the second degree.
A person is guilty of aggravated harassment in the second degree when, with intent to harass, annoy, threaten or alarm another person, he or she:
(a) communicates with a person, anonymously or otherwise, by telephone, by telegraph, or by mail, or by transmitting or delivering any other form of written communication, in a manner likely to cause annoyance or alarm; or
(b) causes a communication to be initiated by mechanical or electronic means or otherwise with a person, anonymously or otherwise, by telephone, by telegraph, or by mail, or by transmitting or delivering any other form of written communication, in a manner likely to cause annoyance or alarm; or
2. Makes a telephone call, whether or not a conversation ensues, with no purpose of legitimate communication; or
3. Strikes, shoves, kicks, or otherwise subjects another person to physical contact, or attempts or threatens to do the same because of a belief or perception regarding such person’s race, color, national origin, ancestry, gender, religion, religious practice, age, disability or sexual orientation, regardless of whether the belief or perception is correct; or
4. Commits the crime of harassment in the first degree and has previously been convicted of the crime of harassment in the first degree as defined by section 240.25 of this article within the preceding ten years.
5. For the purposes of subdivision one of this section, “form of written communication” shall include, but not be limited to, a recording as defined in subdivision six of section 275.00 of this part.
Aggravated harassment in the second degree is a class A misdemeanor.