MANHATTAN — A Brooklyn man was sentenced to 23 and a half years in prison after he attacked and repeatedly stabbed his ex-girlfriend in front of police inside her Lower East Side apartment, the Manhattan District Attorney said Thursday.
Brian Quattrocchi, 39, attacked his ex inside her Vladeck Houses apartment Jan. 27, 2015, knocking her the ground and kicking her while she was lying face down on the floor, prosecutors said.
“For the second time this week, justice has been served in a brutal domestic violence assault case. Sadly, it came too late for one of the victims,” District Attorney Cyrus Vance said in a statement.
“Brian Quattrocchi’s years of inflicting physical, mental, and emotional abuse on his ex-girlfriend culminated in this vicious and terrifying attack. It easily could have turned fatal, if not for the bravery of the heroic responding NYPD officers."
She managed to escape to the bathroom and Quattrocchi then barricaded the door to keep responding officers from arriving.
Officers broke down the door and found the Brooklyn man holding a serrated knife to his ex’s throat.
He then ignored several orders to drop the weapon and started to stab her repeatedly in the chest before officers shot him in his arm and torso.
The Brooklyn man had also attacked his ex 10 days prior after she asked him to leave the apartment.
A New York Supreme Court jury found Quattrocchi guilty March 17 of attempted murder, attempted assault and kidnapping.
His lawyer did not return an immediate request for comment Thursday.