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Two men cuffed in separate stabbings in Brooklyn and the Bronx

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Two men were arrested for their alleged roles in two fatal stabbings in Brooklyn and the Bronx.

According to police, 24-year-old Sean Peterson, of East 26th Street in Brooklyn, was arrested in connection to the murder of 45-year-old Anthony Berry, of Foster Avenue.

Authorities say that at 1:55 a.m. on July 4, police responded to a 911 call regarding a man stabbed in front of 3101 Foster Avenue. Upon their arrival, officers found Berry with a stab wound to his chest. 

A spokesperson for the NYPD stated that Peterson allegedly stabbed Berry after a dispute between the two about Berry owing Peterson money. Berry was rushed to NYC Health + Hospitals/Kings County, where he was pronounced dead.

Peterson was taken into custody on July 12 and charged with murder.

Meanwhile, in the Bronx, 28-year-old Xavier Almonte, of Manor Avenue, was arrested in connection to the murder of 71-year-old Curtis Austin, also of Manor Avenue. At 2:16 p.m. on July 10, police responded to a 911 call regarding a fire in an apartment at 1211 Manor Avenue.

After FDNY personnel extinguished the fire, authorities found Austin lying unconscious and unresponsive with three stab wounds to his neck.

Austin was rushed to Jacobi Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

At this time, it is not clear what the motive was behind the murder or the connection between Austin and Almonte. However, Almonte and Austin did live at the same residence.

Almonte was taken into custody on July 12 and charged with murder, manslaughter and arson.

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