Homeless Man Charged in Stabbing Death of Man  in Jackson Heights

Homeless Man Charged in Stabbing Death of Man in Jackson Heights

By Forum Staff
A homeless man has been charged with murder in the stabbing death of a 25-year-old Long Island man last week in Jackson Heights.
“The defendant used a knife to settle a fight and now because of this senseless act of violence, a 25-year-old young man is dead. The defendant faces a very long term of incarceration for his alleged actions,” said DA Brown.
JohnDaves, 32, was arraigned last Monday in Queens Criminal Court on a complaint charging him with second-degreemurder and fourth-degree criminal possession of a weapon before Queens Criminal Court Judge Jeffrey Gershuny.
Judge Gershuny ordered the defendant held without bail and to return to court on October 30, 2018. If convicted, Daves faces up to 25 years to life in prison. District Attorney Brown said that, according to the charges, on September 27, 2018, at approximately 9:41 p.m. at the intersection of 80th Street and Roosevelt Avenue, the defendant and thevictim, Miguel Angel Becerra-Perez, 25, were waiting at a food cart for a shish kabab. The pair became engaged in a verbal altercation. The defendant is allegedly observed on video surveillance chasing the victim down the block. Once the defendant caught up with Mr. Becerra-Perez, he grabbed the victim, pulled him to the ground and stabbed him with a knife, which the defendant grabbed from the food cart. As a result of the altercation, Mr. Becerra-Perez was stabbed once in the right arm and once in the chest. The victim died as result of these injuries.


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