Lankan woman fatally stabbed in Staten Island, US

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A Sri Lankan born 63-year-old woman identified as Geetha Howie was killed when she was stabbed in Staten Island, US on Monday, CBS News reported today.

Police said a 27-year-old Dantey Moore faces charges of murder, assault and criminal possession of a weapon in the death of the victim.

They say despite having no known gang affiliation, Moore has a history of violence and drug use and 34 prior arrests.

However, the suspect had denied committing the crime when he was approached by CBS2’s Reena Roy. “I didn’t do it,” he said.

A brother of the suspect has told CBS2 that Moore sometimes smoked angel dust, but he couldn’t tell if Moore had smoked or been high Monday around the time of the incident.

Relatives of the victim said she had just left the bank after 2 p.m. Monday when she was confronted by the suspect just two blocks from her home.

A neighbor, Mark Long, was the first person to hear Howie’s screams as she struggled with the suspect.

Police sources say when officers got the scene, Moore was cradling Howie in his arms.

Victim’s son-in-law Daniel Fazzina said Howie was adored by her loved ones. Their family had been preparing to travel to Sri Lanka for a relative’s wedding.

“She loved her family. We have a 3-year-old daughter, her granddaughter, who she absolutely loved. They were inseparable. This is a senseless tragedy,” Fazzina said.

Siri Katugampala, a family friend, said Ms. Howie was a good person. “You’re walking on the street and something like this happens. Who would expect something like that? It’s sad,” he said.

Cops who made the arrest told CBS2 they are very familiar with Moore. This was his 35th arrest.

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  • nick Wednesday, 29 November 2017 06:36 PM

    U.S is a place to die unexpected via DM Android App

    Lokka Wednesday, 29 November 2017 07:01 PM

    US is a country full of drug addicts, mentally unstable, violent and gun rotting people. It must put its house in order before preaching to others.

    Krish Wednesday, 29 November 2017 08:22 PM

    It is not just only in US,in all the Western Countries Random killings are very frequent,Western people are mentally unstable.

    Sri Wickrema Wednesday, 29 November 2017 10:08 PM

    What about Sri Lanka?

    Himal Wednesday, 29 November 2017 10:44 PM

    Sri Wickrema,you are like most Sri Lankan's Sri Wickrema,In the West They Kill Complete Strangers whom They Have Never Met Before.That is the difference.

    Ranja Thursday, 30 November 2017 07:52 AM

    Why didn't she carry her own gun and pop him first??

    Disanayke Wednesday, 29 November 2017 08:42 PM

    Third World Politicians Don't Know How Sick The Western Countries Are,Otherwise They Would Not Copy The Social Practices From The West .

    Jaya Wednesday, 29 November 2017 08:52 PM

    Ignorant Sri Lankans Comment That Killings Are Related To Drugs.No Killings Are Due To Biologically Disturbed Minds Of The Whites And The Blacks.One Only Understand How Twisted The Westerners Are When You Live In The West.

    voter Thursday, 30 November 2017 10:06 AM

    You seems to be talking through experience. So why live in the west then??

    Tinkiriya Wednesday, 29 November 2017 09:06 PM

    Making America GREAT AGAIN! This murderer has had 35 convictions and they frame the previous IMF head Dominiq Strauss Kahn for sexual assault, and send him to notorious Rikers Island prison even before the man has a chance to plead for his innocence.

    ceylon Wednesday, 29 November 2017 10:35 PM

    lanka is the drug paradise in world.confisticate kilos weekly.tons annualy.these are only which detected.some coments here blame west without knowing lanka. via DM Android App

    SL Thursday, 30 November 2017 07:06 AM

    grow up pal come out of the box and examine the world.

    Lokka Thursday, 30 November 2017 01:18 PM

    Drug problem in Lanka is partly due to interference on our affairs by the West. To curb this menace, Lanka wanted to implement death penalty. What did the West do? cry foul over it.

    Dot Thursday, 30 November 2017 04:02 AM

    It is sad what happened to this person when all she did was to want to walk home ..Yhis could happen anywhere in the world ..but to happen to people who thought they were moving to "better"world is a let down no doubt

    voter Thursday, 30 November 2017 10:11 AM

    @Dot, yours is the only sensible comment on this matter. The others commentators are either showing their hatred towards the US

    Truth Thursday, 30 November 2017 11:15 AM

    What we are trying to say is there is a Serious Psychological Problem in the Whites and the Blacks.

    Kadiya Friday, 01 December 2017 06:43 PM

    'It's sad, sad situation and it's getting more and more absurd'- Elton John!


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