Westchester County District Attorney Janet DiFiore announced on May 7th that Akeem Lindsay, 32, of 309 North Avenue, New Rochelle, New York was found guilty today following a jury trial of one count of Murder in the Second Degree, a class “A-I” Felony, one count of Attempted Assault in the First Degree, a class “B” Violent Felony, one count of Assault in the Second Degree, a class “D” Felony, and one count of Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the Third Degree, a class “D” Felony,relating to the death of his girlfriend.
On February 11, 2011 at approximately 11:56 pm, New Rochelle Police responded to a 911 call from a neighbor at 309 North Avenue.
Upon arrival, officers observed the defendant covered in blood in a hallway inside an apartment being held down by another man who told the police the defendant murdered his girlfriend.
A female witness to the attack also told police that she had taken a machete from Lindsay and put it under a mattress.
Officers entered a bedroom in the apartment and located the unresponsive victim, 29 year old Lisa Stabler.
The defendant was taken to a hospital for treatment of a cut on his hand and a search warrant was executed and the machete was located.
The defendant was arrested and told police that he argued with Stabler and struck her several times with the machete while chasing her through the apartment.
Lindsay faces a maximum sentence of 47 years to life in state prison when he is sentenced on July 25, 2012.
Senior Assistant District Attorney Laura Murphy of the Homicide Bureau and Assistant District Attorney Shameika Mathurin of the Career Criminal Bureau prosecuted the case.
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