Stabbing on Stanton Street; Bronx Zoo Peacock Has Escaped; Everybody Loves Barack Obama

• If you were woken up by a helicopter flying around your Lower East Side/East Village neighborhood at 3:30 a.m. last night, you will be interested to know that the reason for the low-flying 'copter was an apparent stabbing on Stanton Street between Attorney and Ridge. Bowery Boogie reports that a half-dozen squad cars were on the scene and that crime tape was unrolled in the area. Chopper noise went on for some 30 minutes. The Lo-Down reports that the stabbing victim was a 50-year-old man found in the lobby of a building at 190 Stanton Street. He was dead on arrival, according to NYPD. There are no suspects at this time. Update: The Lo-Down reports that police have recovered a long kitchen knife, the apparent murder weapon, which appeared covered in blood, from a trash can in the area. Update 2: The Lo-Down has more info, including photos from the crime scene. [Bowery Boogie, The Lo-Down, EV Grieve]

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Larisa Prikhodko, 26, and Her Mother, Tatyana, Fatally Stabbed in Brooklyn

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After the jump: Updates on the case about the suspect, a "Russian 'Rambo'" who served in the Russian Army special ops, his departure to Russia, his chance of being apprehended, and the apartment he left "full of empty booze bottles."

As New York legislators advocate for a domestic violence registry, there comes news of another brutal murder in the city, with the boyfriend of one of the victims being sought by police as a "person of interest." Larisa Prikhodko, 28, and her mother, Tatyana Prikhodko, 56, were found fatally stabbed in their apartment in Sheepshead Bay this morning. Larisa was a nurse who worked at Mount Sinai and the mother of a three-year-old son; her mother, Tatyana, was a nurse at Brookdale Hospital. The two both worked in maternity units, reports the New York Post.

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Accused Killer Raul Barrera's Violent Past With Other Girlfriends

​Raul Barrera, accused of slicing up girlfriend Sarah Coit's face, stabbing her to death, and nearly decapitating her, has a history of domestic violence with at least two other past girlfriends, the Daily News reports, furnishing details this morning.

Barrera, charged with murder in the April 10 slaying, had a weepy reunion with his parents in the Bellevue psych ward, where people are making sure he doesn't kill himself before standing trial.

Ex-girlfriend Marisol Reyes had been battered by Barrera, her family and friends told the paper. Lowlights from the compelling, repelling story, which is backed up by court records:

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Suspect in West Village Stabbing ID'd by Cops

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​Cops have identified the man they say is suspected of stabbing a 23-year-old man in the wee hours of March 27 around the area of 256 West Fourth Street in the West Village. The victim's name hasn't been released; at last report, he was in critical condition. The suspect, cops say, is known as "Francisco." He allegedly stabbed the victim several times after an argument. Francisco is a little twerp, described by cops as 5 feet tall and 20-23 years old, with an eagle tattoo on one of his hands. Tipsters can call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or submit tips at or text info to 274637 (CRIMES), entering TIP577.

Caught on Video: 3 Women Carve Up Another With a Razor in a Bronx Bodega

Cops have released a startling video of a savage, slashing attack March 22 inside a Bronx bodega that left a 26-year-old woman with 40 stitches in her face. "My face will probably never heal up," the victim told the Post.

The victim says it started the day before the attack when one of the women yelled at her about her clothes.

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Who Stabbed Dennis Marquez to Death? What Do These Guys Know About It?

Cops have finally released a video of people they want to talk to about the still-unsolved murder by stabbing of Bronx teen Dennis Marquez on Sunday, March 13, in Morrisania. Marquez, 16, of 1878 Harrison Avenue, was found mortally wounded at about 1:45 a.m.

The NYPD hasn't labeled the guys in this video as suspects. Tipsters can call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or submit tips at or text info to 274637 (CRIMES), entering TIP577.

Muammar Gaddafi Says He's Not President and Can't Resign, Denies Protests in Libya; Pope Exonerates Jews for Death of Jesus

• Al Jazeera has reported that Muaamar Gaddafi said he is not a president and so cannot resign, as well as denying that there were any protests in Libya (those people are "terrorists"). Also, he's a warlock with tiger blood and Adonis DNA who should be making $3 million for Two and a Half Men (oops, wrong guy). Meanwhile, pro-government forces moved to recapture a key oil port in eastern Libya early today. [WP, NYT]

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Teenage Girl's Face Slashed, Hand Nearly Severed at Brooklyn McDonald's

​A 16-year-old girl was brutally slashed in the face and one of her hands was nearly severed during an argument Wednesday evening in front of a Brooklyn McDonald's, cops say.

"He pulled out a long and curved knife. He slashed at her two, three times and ran. Her face was covered in blood. When I went to hold her hand, her right hand was almost off her body," witness Dronia Thompson told the Daily News.

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Pascual Flores, 22, Stabbed to Death During Beer Run in Brooklyn; Bronx Teen Shot Dead

​Saturday night's party went on too long for Pascual Flores. The 22-year-old Bronx man was stabbed to death shortly before 4 a.m. Sunday, February 20, in Brooklyn, at Liberty and Sheridan avenues in East New York. Cops say he had left a party with another man to get more beer when they were confronted by the killer. Cops say they don't know what the motive was. Flores was stabbed "in the torso," as the NYPD puts it. His 23-year-old pal, no name released, was slashed in the right thigh; his injuries were said to not be life-threatening. Flores lived at 3013 Matthews Avenue, in Bronxdale.

In other ugly news:

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Brooklyn Man Caught After Stabbing Spree; Egyptians Celebrate Mubarak's Resignation (Weekend Links)

  • ​Morning! Good news: It will be a positively balmy high of 39 today.
  • The Brooklyn man who stabbed his father to death yesterday has been caught this morning after killing his ex-girlfriend and her mother and stabbing two others. As the Post puts it, 23-year-old Maksim Gelman "resurfaced" 12 hours after killing his father to murder his ex-girlfriend Yelena Bulchenko, 20, and her mother Anna, 56. He then "resurfaced" again later to stab a livery cab driver and the driver of a Nissan Maxima in an attempt to steal their cars. Neither of those victims suffered fatal injuries. Gelman has 10 prior arrests, the most recent only from last week; his super describes him as a "street punk." [NYDN, NYP]
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