Kiasia Durham was arrested and charged on suspicion of stabbing to death her boyfriend Jonathan Allen, who was a “Section 8” (subsidized rent) resident in a luxury building in Brooklyn (NYC).
Durham, 29, had previous arrests, including for disturbing other neighbors at the luxury “Denizen Bushwick” building on Melrose St. near Evergreen Ave.
She has now been accused of involuntary manslaughter and weapon possession for the death of Allen (47), who worked for Amtrak in the traffic signaling department for 16 years. The crime happened around 4:15 pm on Sunday, when the victim was stabbed in the chest.
The couple had a conflictive relationship and officers responded to that home several times to quell arguments between the two, police said.
Durham had been arrested on October 11 for criminal mischief by a May 26 incident involving two other people in the same building. She was charged with entering the building without permission, destroying computers and violating a protective order.
She had also been charged with assault on March 7, 2020. Allen’s neighbors said she constantly showed up at his apartment to harass him.
“I’ve never seen it, but I heard there were big problems in the past,” said grieving father Johnnie Allen of the detained bride. The victim left three orphaned children.
He added that the last time he saw his son was about three weeks ago, when he and his brother visited him at his apartment. Allen seemed happy, his father said. “This is a big disaster. “I never contemplated this, ever,” he lamented.
A neighbor in Allen’s apartment claimed that the girlfriend’s rantings often kept her husband awake after work.
The building administration tried to evict Allen and Durham’s mother from another floor due to the young woman’s hostile attitudes, even though she did not live with any of them but in a nearby shelter, said Antoine Morris, a Legal Aid attorney who represented Allen.
Durham was arraigned in Brooklyn Criminal Court on Monday and held on a $200,000 bond. Her attorney from Brooklyn Defender Services declined to comment yesterday.
All charges are mere accusations and those charged are presumed innocent until proven guilty in court.
An NYPD report warned that Fatal stabbings are up 29% this year in the city compared to before the pandemic (2019). Attacks with knives have become more frequent in various scenarios: streets, buildings, homes, buses, Metro, parties, schools and even commercial establishments and ATM areas.
Domestic violence is common in New York City and surrounding areas, between relatives, roommates and partners, even with minor victims.
Every day in New York City, on average, about 747 incidents of domestic violence, including assaults, abuse, verbal abuse, and about 65 homicides annually.
Last Friday Eduardo Pérez (36) was arrested on suspicion of stabbing his girlfriend María Díaz (25) to death inside the apartment they shared in Brooklyn (NYC).
In November, Luis Collado confessed that he had shot and killed his wife and her son in a “fit of jealousy” in their apartment in Brooklyn (NYC). Likewise last month, a 71-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of stabbing and beating his ex-girlfriend and killing his friend in an alleged jealous rage inside a home in Brooklyn.
In October, a jealous Hispanic man killed his girlfriend and then took his own life, leaving an orphaned girl in Queens (NYC). In September a woman was stabbed to death by her boyfriend along with her children in an apartment in The Bronx (NYC). At the end of August, a Hispanic man stabbed his partner and two babies to death, and then himself, inside the apartment that he had assigned as “super” in a building in the Upper West Side they Manhattan (NYC).
Also in August, Dominican Julio Aponte (65) was convicted in Manhattan Supreme Court after pleading guilty to beating his wife to death at a bus stop. At the time of the brutal homicide he was a traffic officer with the New York Police (NYPD).
In April, Carmelo Mendoza pleaded guilty to fatally stabbing his wife Yaquelin Collado during an argument while the woman’s daughter watched helplessly in their Jackson Heights apartment. Queens (NYC) in 2020.
In February César Santana was accused of killing his ex-partner Luz Hernández, a Dominican kindergarten teacher in Jersey City (NJ) whose body was found in a shallow grave.
In September 2020, an Uber driver from Quisqueya was stabbed to death by her husband in Queens. The same fatal fate had the same fatal fate in that county in August 2019, also Dominican Carmen Iris Santiago, attacked in the nail salon where she worked by her ex-convict husband, from whom she was separated from her.
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