Galvez-Marin was captured on security camera footage.
By Forum Staff
After his conviction on murder chanrges in the 2016 stabbing death of a 60-year-old Queens woman, a Jamaica man now faces 25 years to life in prison when he is sentenced in December.
Yonatan Galvez-Marin, 25, of Normal Road, stabbed the woman to death as she walked near her home in August of 2016.
District Attorney Brown said, “This was a cowardly act of violence. The defendant – a young man in his early 20s – pounced on a 60-year-old woman as she walked in Jamaica Hills on a warm summer night.” Galvez-Marin was convicted late last week of second-degree murder at trial, before Queens Supreme Court Justice Michael B. Aloise.
Nazma Khanam, was walking just steps ahead of her 67-year-old husband, Dr. Shamul Alam Khan, on August 31, 2016, when Galvez-Marin approached her and demanded money. She refused and he stabbed her once in the chest with a kitchen knife and fled. Khanam was rushed to hospital, where she was pronounced dead.
The defendant was apprehended three days later by NYPD detectives near the crime scene as they conducted their investigation.