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Warren Johnson, 36, was charged with the stabbing death of his 34-year-old girlfriend Consuelo Bellamy near a playground in the Ravenswood Houses in Astoria in the vicinity of 22-01 36th Ave., on a bitterly cold night, the Queens district attorney said.Johnson told police he stabbed her by accident and that he could not believe what he had done, court papers revealed.Johnson, who gave his address as 129 Fulton St., in downtown Brooklyn, a homeless shelter, faces charges of murder and criminal possession of a weapon in connection with the beating and fatal stabbing of Bellamy, who was also listed as homeless, prosecutors said.The couple went to a party at an apartment belonging to a friend of Bellamy's in the Ravenswood Houses projects, Johnson said in a statement. Bellamy was talking to an individual and did not respond when he called to her, so he grabbed their coats and walked out, and she followed him, he told police. They were arguing when they entered the elevator, he told them.Once the elevator reached the lobby, he stepped out and held the door open for her, and she crawled out slowly on her hands and knees, investigators said a security tape showed.They walked out of the lobby, prosecutors said, and were later discovered by the police, prosecutors said.Bellamy was taken to Mt. Sinai Hospital of Queens in Astoria, where she was pronounced dead on arrival, authorities said. She died at 11:45 p.m. from the stab wound and swelling of the forehead and eyes, they said.Johnson was arrested Saturday and was being held without bail awaiting his next court date on Feb. 13, a spokeswoman for the Queens district attorney said.On Saturday morning, a frozen pool of blood beneath a children's metal jungle gym remained a gruesome reminder of the fatal attack preserved by the cold temperatures that gripped the region for several days last week.Some 4,500 residents live in 2,163 apartments located in 31 six- and seven-story buildings which make up the Ravenswood Houses, a public housing project managed by the city. The project was built in 1951. Reach reporter Adam Pincus by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 718-229-0300, Ext. 154.
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