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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Pennsylvania Cyberstalking Laws
No. 167 (Session of 1999)
Approved by the Governor, Dec. 15, 1999
Amending Title 18 (Crimes and Offenses) of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes, further providing for possession of firearm or other dangerous weapon in court facility, for terroristic threats, for harassment and stalking, for grading of theft offenses and, for harassment AND STALKING by communication
(e) Definition.–As used in this section, the term “communicates” means conveys in person or by written or electronic means including telephone, electronic mail, Internet, facsimile, telex and similar transmissions.