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Mount Vernon Man Arraigned For Attempt To Kill Ex-Girlfriend

Sidney Brown, 51, of Mount Vernon
Sidney Brown, 51, of Mount Vernon Photo Credit: Westchester County District Attorney
The Irvington train station is where Sidney Brown stabbed his ex-girlfriend in 2014.
The Irvington train station is where Sidney Brown stabbed his ex-girlfriend in 2014. Photo Credit: File

WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. – The Mount Vernon man who allegedly attempted to kill his ex-girlfriend was arraigned Thursday on a seven-count indictment, according to Westchester County District Attorney Janet DiFiore.

Sidney Brown, 51, of High Street in Mount Vernon, was charged with one count of attempted murder in the second degree, one count of assault in the first degree, one count of assault in the second degree, one count of stalking in the first degree, two counts of criminal possession of a weapon in the third degree, one count of endangering the welfare of a child and one count of aggravated harassment relating to the attempted murder of Deborah Henry.

“This indictment outlines a frightening course of escalating violence by the defendant including constant harassment, intimidation and stalking. Ultimately the defendant waited for the victim at a commuter train station and attacked her in full view of numerous witnesses, if it wasn’t for the intervention of several good Samaritans, the outcome would have been much worse,” said DiFiore.

At approximately 6:30 p.m. on April 8, the defendant accosted Henry and stabbed her repeatedly in the neck, torso, back and thigh in the parking lot of the Irvington Metro-North Rail Road station, the DA said.

The attack was witnessed by numerous bystanders and the Irvington fire chief, Chris DePaoli, who intervened.

The case was adjourned to Aug. 13.

Brown faces a maximum sentence of 25 years in state prison.

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