Boyfriend Arrested in Harlem Stabbing Death of 16-Year-Old Saniyah Lawrence
Saniyah Lawrence’s 16-year-old boyfriend was arrested for her stabbing death. Late Monday, 18-year-old Zyaire Crumbley was charged with homicide.
Domestic abuse activists are saddened and are assisting the victim’s family. WARM CEO Stephanie McGraw told East County Gazette she went to the police station, met Lawrence’s mother, and comforted her that night.
“We assist her through her grief process,” McGraw added.
Police claimed Crumbley stabbed Lawrence in the neck Sunday at Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Boulevard apartment before leaving.
“Minor. Child. Her life started,” McGraw explained. Tuesday night in Harlem, her family held a vigil.
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“Saniyah lost. We failed her, “Harlem Mothers Save” Jackie Rowe Adams.
“Saniyah was outgoing, energetic, and empathetic,” observed first-grade teacher Jocelyn Phillips. “It’s confusing. “It’s harder because you remember them as innocent children without those issues.”
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After a 24-hour search, the probationer handed himself in to police on Monday. “He had difficulties,” neighbour Courtney Kashangaki told CBS2’s Ali Bauman.
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“In retrospect, I wish I had known,” she stated.
Domestic violence accounts for more than one-third of significant crimes in NYC, according to the NYPD.
“Unfortunately, we witness this too frequently, and it crushes our hearts,” Inspector Amir Yakatally remarked.
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Police and campaigners asked vigil attendees to report abuse.