Yonkers man arraigned in stabbing death of his mother

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Coverdale pleaded not guilty to charges of murder and criminal possession of a weapon and will appear in court again on May 11. (Westchester County DA's Office)

Coverdale pleaded not guilty to charges of murder and criminal possession of a weapon and will appear in court again on May 11. (Westchester County DA’s Office)

YONKERS, N.Y. — A Yonkers man has pleaded not guilty after admitting he stabbed his mother to death, the Westchester County District Attorney said.

On January 16 at 12:30 p.m., Andre Coverdale, 28, walked to a security booth at 2 Schroeder Street and told the officer he “just killed his mother” and asked the guard to call police.

Yonkers police arrived to find Coverdale still standing by the security booth. He directed officers to find his mother.

Police found Coverdale’s mother, Dawne McCray, stabbed to death in her bed. Police found the apparent murder weapon, a knife, on a window sill in the living room.

McCray died from multiple stab wounds to the face and neck, cutting her carotid artery and jugular veins, resulting in massive bleeding, the Westchester County District Attorney said.

Coverdale pleaded not guilty to charges of murder and criminal possession of a weapon and will appear in court again on May 11.

If convicted, Coverdale faces 15-25 years in prison.