Man Stabbed to Death in East Harlem, Police Say

By Sybile Penhirin and Ben Fractenberg  on August 8, 2014 5:35pm  | Updated on August 11, 2014 10:55am

 A man died after he was stabbed in the neck at East 124th Street and Madison Avenue Friday afternoon, Aug. 8, 2014.
A man died after he was stabbed in the neck at East 124th Street and Madison Avenue Friday afternoon, Aug. 8, 2014.
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MANHATTAN — A man was fatally stabbed in the neck in broad daylight on an East Harlem street corner Friday afternoon, according to the NYPD.

Timothy Goodwin, 41, was stabbed near the corner of East 124th Street and Madison Avenue, just across from Marcus Garvey Park, at about 1:30 p.m., police said.

Goodwin, from the Bronx, was rushed to Harlem Hospital, where he was pronounced dead, police said.

Police arrested Melson Judkins, 20, in connection with the fatal stabbing. Judkins was picked up by police after a witness identified him. Judkins, from Harlem, had four prior arrests for marijuana possession and assault, police said.

At the crime scene Friday afternoon, evidence of the attack was spread across half a block. A police officer stood guard next to a bloody switch blade lying in the grass at the northeast corner of the park. A white plastic chair sat at the entrance of the park.

Police cordoned off an area of East 124th Street between Madison and Fifth avenues. A 3-foot-wide pool of blood spread across the sidewalk, surrounded by paper towels and a blue rubber glove.

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