Cops: Babylon Man, Joseph Kearns, 33, Charged with Murder; Fatally Stabbed Mother and Seriously Injured Sister
September 13, 2014
(Long Island, NY) Suffolk County Police arrested a Babylon man who fatally stabbed his mother and seriously injured his sister at their residence in Babylon yesterday, September 13, 2014.
According to the report, First Precinct patrol officers responded to 358 Livingston Ave. at approximately 7:20 a.m. after Kathleen Kearns called 911 to report that she and her mother, Mina Kearns, had been stabbed.
Mina Kearns, 79, was transported to Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center in West Islip where she was pronounced dead. Kathleen Kearns, 59, was transported to the same hospital with serious injuries.
Homicide Squad detectives charged Joseph Kearns, 33, with Murder 2nd Degree and Attempted Murder 2nd Degree. Kearns will be held overnight at the Third Precinct, and is scheduled for arraignment at First District Court in Central Islip today, September 13.
A short time later, First Precinct patrol officers located Joseph Kearns, 33, a short distance from the home and placed him under arrest. Homicide Squad detectives charged Kearns with Murder 2nd Degree and Attempted Murder 2nd Degree. He will be held overnight at the Third Precinct and is scheduled for arraignment at First District Court in Central Islip on September 13.
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