October 5, 2022

Queens Man Charged With Murder After Fatally Stabbing Girlfriend With Sword

A New York Metropolis man stabbed his girlfriend to loss of life whereas excessive on medication and referred to as 911 to report a pretend theft, authorities mentioned Wednesday.

Peter Ikonomou, 37, fatally stabbed Mindy Singer, 35, with a sword in his Queens house. He then stuffed her physique right into a closet. 

His mom confirmed as much as verify on him after not listening to from him shortly, and Ikonomou seemed to be below the affect of medicine. Ikonomou slammed the door in his mom’s face and ran onto the balcony, the place he began screaming that he had killed somebody. 

In keeping with police, his mom tried to get inside, so Ikonomou referred to as 911 and reported that “fake cops and locksmiths” have been making an attempt to interrupt into his condo. 

When cops arrived on the condo on eighty fifth Street in Briarwood, Ikonomou met them with a stick in his hand and informed them Singer was “in the closet.” They situated her physique, which nonetheless had a 46-inch sword protruding of her again. She was pronounced lifeless on the scene. 

Police sources informed the New York Every day Information that the couple had no earlier home incidents. Ikonomou did have a fairly lengthy rap sheet, together with seven arrests for drug possession and driving whereas on medication. 

The outlet studies he struggled with police as they put him within the police automotive. Ikonomou had no shirt on, no sneakers on, and kicked the window within the squad automotive till it broke. In keeping with a neighbor who lives close by, he was screaming that “he was having a heart attack.”

He was charged with homicide, manslaughter, assault, and legal possession of a weapon. 

Tributes instantly started pouring in on social media for Singer. Her aunt, Debra Levine, wrote that the household was “devastated” over her loss of life. 

“My heart is broken and my family and I will never recover from this nightmare,” she wrote on Fb. “Words cannot do this outrageous tragedy justice.”