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A Jamaica man was charged with climbing in his estranged wife's window and stabbing her and her new boyfriend while they slept before the boyfriend chased the man up 175th Street in an early Monday incident, police saidJust over 48 hours earlier, another Jamaica man allegedly stabbed a neighbor with a bayonet after he came home to find the man talking to his girlfriend, police said. He thought the two were flirting, police said.In Monday's attack, Anthony Torres, 38, was arrested on charges of killing his estranged wife, Niandra Torres, 23, and stabbing her boyfriend, Adesima Marsh, in the 175th Street home she shared with Marsh, police said. Witnesses told detectives that Anthony Torres climbed through a window about 2:10 a.m. Monday and found Niandra Torres and Marsh asleep in bed, police said.Torres, who has been arrested for hurting his wife in the past, allegedly attacked the sleeping couple with a 12-inch kitchen knife, police said. Niandra Torres, a mother of six children under age 11, was stabbed multiple times and Marsh was stabbed once in the chest before he wrested the knife from Torres, police said.Anthony Torres ran out the door, and a bleeding Marsh pursued him for two blocks yelling "murderer! Murderer!" Police said.Niandra Torres was pronounced dead at Mary Immaculate Hospital an hour after the attack started. Marsh remained at the same hospital and was listed in serious condition.Anthony Torres was arrested in Brooklyn near a relative's house Monday night, police said. He was charged with murder, attempted murder, assault and weapons possession, according to authorities.The Torreses were separated for several months and Niandra Torres obtained at least two restraining orders against her husband, a law enforcement source said. He was also released from a Brooklyn psychiatric ward days before the attack, the law enforcement source said.The early-morning stabbing came just days after a separate attack, also in Jamaica. Wayne Fung, a 49-year-old Guyanese immigrant living in Jamaica, was stabbed with a bayonet allegedly wielded by Rowland Erby, of 138-50 102nd Ave., a spokeswoman for Queens District Attorney Richard Brown said.Erby, a building superintendent, came home about 10 p.m. Friday to find Fung talking with his longtime live-in girlfriend on their porch, police said. Erby believed the two were flirting with each other and ordered Fung, a friend of the couple's who lived a few blocks away, to leave, police said.When Fung refused, Erby ran up to his attic, retrieved a bayonet and allegedly stabbed Fung once in the chest, police said. Fung was taken to Mary Immaculate Hospital, where he died.Erby, 60, was arrested on the scene and was charged with murder and weapons possession. He was arraigned in State Supreme Court in Kew Gardens Saturday and was held on $100,000 bail, a spokeswoman for the DA said.Reach reporter Courtney Dentch by e-mail at news@timesledger.com or by phone at 718-229-0300, Ext. 138.

Posted 7:22 pm, October 10, 2011
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Jamina rhyne from Babysister says:
Thats not the way how it happen cuz kiandra torres was no saint and they was not seperated but if u want the story i can give and tell it all those was nosey crackheads who was getting money frum my brother and i can be reached at 347 3211720. Im not saying wat my brother did he wasnt wrong cuz he was and she did it cuz she loved him and he loved her but wat she did was very wrong and its not ok to take her life but she knew how he was and she was calling him tat night and wen he went to get his thangs she wouldnt give it to him and the guy was wearing his clothes and even down to his underwears cuz his daughter kiana called him and told him and she drew all his money out the bank and said his children. Needed pampers and milk and she was buying weed and heineken beer for them to drink.
July 22, 4:47 pm

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