Briton stabbed to death ‘to rid woman’s US home of evil’


The British woman, whose identity was not released, was taken to hospital where she was pronounced dead. Photo: PA
The British woman, whose identity was not released, was taken to hospital where she was pronounced dead. Photo: PA

A British woman has been stabbed to death while visiting a New York woman she had just met, who pounced on her in the living room and claimed she had to “rid her home of evil”.

Faye Doomchin (66), from Long Island, met the 60-year-old on Monday.

The two women had lunch with a male mutual friend who introduced the victim – who was visiting New York on holiday – and Doomchin to each other on the day of the murder.

The trio then went back to Doomchin’s house for coffee and cake and to hear the man play the piano.

“While they were sitting in the living room, they were talking and Doomchin made statements that she did not like the woman from England,” said Detective Lieutenant Stephen Fitzpatrick.

At around 3.50pm, Doomchin, the detective said, “claimed she needed to rid the house of evil”.

“She then appeared from the kitchen with a knife, walked right over to her and stabbed her in the chest.”

The British woman, whose identity was not released, was taken to hospital where she was pronounced dead.

Doomchin has been charged with second-degree murder and is being held without bail after being brought before court.

Irish Independent

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