MOUNT VERNON, N.Y. – A Mount Vernon man has pleaded guilty to attempted murder after his attempt to stab a woman in the Irvington Metro-North station earlier this year.
Westchester County District Attorney Janet DiFiore announced that Sidney Brown, 52, pleaded guilty to felony counts of second-degree murder and strangulation for his assault on his victim in April.
At approximately 6:30 p.m. on April 8 this year, Brown approached his victim in the parking lot of the Metro-North station, where he stabbed her repeatedly in the neck, torso, back and thigh in front of several bystanders during rush hour - including the Irvington Fire Chief, who intervened and stopped the attack.
Following the incident, both Brown and his victim were admitted to local hospitals. Brown would be discharged from the Westchester Medical Center on April 10, when he was subsequently arraigned in Irvington Village Court.
Upon his arraignment, it was determined that Brown had a number of open arrest and bench warrants in Mount Vernon and Yonkers for domestic violence incidents involving his current wife and other victim.
“This indictment outlines a frightening course of escalating violence by the defendant including constant harassment, intimidation and stalking,” DiFiore said. “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.”
Brown’s remand was continued; he is due back in court to be sentenced on Thursday, Jan. 7 next year. He faces a maximum sentence of 25 years in prison.
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