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Cops say pair found fatally stabbed inside Queens residence is murder-suicide

Cops at the scene of two people stabbed to death in Astoria, Queens. (Photo by Lloyd Mitchell)

A man and woman were found stabbed to death in a home in Queens Thursday morning,is an apparent murder-suicide, police say.

Witnesses said the front door was found ajar and and at first police believed an intruder(s) may have forced their way into the home on 14th Place in Astoria, in the shadow of the Robert F. Kennedy (Triborough) Bridge. Police now belief that the elder’s grandson, 50, stabbed himself in the throat, resulting in his death.

Police officials say cops from the 114th Precinct were called at 9:55 a.m. on March 26 to the three-story home on 14th Place. Officers entered the location and found a 96-year-old woman and a 50-year-old man with multiple stab wounds. EMS responded and pronounced both dead at the scene. The man was determined to be the grandson.

“I have been in this neighborhood a long time. I would never have expected anything like this. This is shocking, ” said Victor M, a resident of the Astoria neighborhood for eight years.

One neighbor shouted anonymously from her window, “Welcome to the neighborhood, I can’t believe this happened on this tiny block. I am moving out soon.”
 
Another neighbor who declined to give her name said, “I would never have expected something like this to happen on this street. It is always quiet.” 
 
Domestic homicides have been on the rise over the past year, and now have become more complicated because of the coronavirus and the stress it is putting on family members.
 
With additional reporting by Lloyd Mitchell.
 
Cops at the scene of two people stabbed to death in Astoria, Queens. (Photo by Lloyd Mitchell)

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