EAST FLATBUSH, Brooklyn (PIX11) — A 71-year-old man is accused of stabbing his former lover and killing her new boyfriend inside a Brooklyn home last month, police said Monday.
Sylvester Harris allegedly stabbed James Quigley, 60, and a 49-year-old woman multiple times in the body in an apartment on Willmohr Street in East Flatbush at around 1:25 p.m. on Oct. 25, according to the NYPD. Quigley died at the scene and the woman was conscious when she was taken to the hospital for treatment, police said.
Authorities said the woman was Harris’ ex-girlfriend and Quigley was her boyfriend.
Harris was arrested Friday and charged with murder, attempted murder, felony assault, assault with intent to cause injury, and criminal possession of a weapon, police said.
Harris pleaded not guilty during his arraignment on Saturday, according to public court records. He is being held without bail.
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