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Murder Suspect to Appear in Peekskill Court

Peekskill police arrested Sunil Williams, 29, of Mount Vernon, after he stabbed a Peekskill man to death Friday morning. His arraignment is scheduled for Saturday.


A Mount Vernon man is scheduled to be arraigned Saturday morning after he allegedly stabbed a 23-year-old Peekskill man to death during an argument on South Street Friday.

Peekskill police arrested Sunil Williams, 29, of Mount Vernon, and charged him with second-degree murder this Friday.

Police allege that Williams stabbed a 23-year-old Peekskill man during an argument that took place in the area of South and Washington streets.

The victim, whose name was withheld, had recently moved to the area from the Bronx and had been involved in an ongoing dispute involving Williams, according to Lt. Eric Johansen of the Peekskill police department.

Police said they received a call at about 10:30 a.m. in the area of South Street for an altercation. A detective drove by the area and found the victim with several stab wounds. Emergency officials from the Peekskill fire department arrived at the scene and transported the victim to the Hudson Valley Hospital Center, where he was pronounced dead.

Another man, who was with Williams at the time of the stabbing, turned himself to police and was arrested on unrelated charges. Johansen did not say what those charges were or identify the man Friday night.

Williams was discovered a short while later, hiding at a residence on Elm Street.

Johansen said police were still investigating the cause of the argument.

Williams and the second defendant are currently being held in Peekskill city lockup and are awaiting arraignment.

hunter for life November 24, 2012 at 11:18 PM
at Emilia .
hunter for life November 24, 2012 at 11:20 PM
Emilia you might have a point on this one . What should we call the spiece like this a pc Of SH.......T .
hunter for life November 24, 2012 at 11:24 PM
AMazing he didnt have a problem stabbing the personBut he goes and hides ...... COWARD !!!!!!!!
John Q. Public November 25, 2012 at 12:10 AM
Jay, Jeremiah was stabbed in a major organ according to police reports at the time, not in the leg. Your ignorance of this central fact discredits everything you say.
John Q. Public November 25, 2012 at 12:55 AM
From http://www.news12.com/archive/articleDetail.jsp?articleId=185604&position=1&news_type=news "Night of violence in Peekskill leaves one man dead, teenager shot (11/21/06) PEEKSKILL - Peekskill police say a string of violent events revolving around drugs led to the fatal stabbing of a man and the shooting of a teenager. According to police, 26-year-old Jeremiah Diehl used a gun to force his way into an apartment on Paulding Street around 11:30 p.m. Monday. Police say during a confrontation Diehl shot a teenager in the leg. Investigators say a struggle ensued where 26-year-old Norman Smith stabbed Diehl with a kitchen knife. Diehl left the scene but police tracked him down at his apartment where he died of his stab wounds. During the investigation, police say they found crack cocaine on Smith and he was charged with drug possession. Smith is not charged yet in the stabbing, which police say may be a case of self-defense. The teenager is recovering from his wounds at the hospital."
Vegas November 25, 2012 at 01:48 AM
You gotta love that hope and change in Peekskill.
hunter for life November 25, 2012 at 01:52 AM
when is the violence going to Stop !!! Children will be left fatherless one is dead one will be in jail . Mothers are left to cry !!! What will be left for our young children .
Charles Ballard November 25, 2012 at 02:58 AM
Everyone let us keep cool. This is a HOLIDAY< Peekskill is on the in way to better days. Just keep your eyes on City Hall, That is where the changes are made. . Methidone Clinic in Peekskill? NFW>
hunter for life November 25, 2012 at 03:15 AM
that all we neesd is a F......k ing methidone clinic maybe it should be in mary Foster front yard . Since she is all for it !!!!!
Ray Adamick November 25, 2012 at 04:55 AM
Oh please, the clinic should stay behind the Hospital! As to comparing us to animals! We really are, we are a part of the animal kingdom! What makes us different is the use of our Brain, and speech! Sadly some have still to learn to both…
Ray Adamick November 25, 2012 at 05:00 AM
For those who don't know, I'm the guy in the wheelchair, who speaks out against Foster!
Alexis Cole November 25, 2012 at 06:35 AM
Wow, can't all u haters find a better place to gripe. This was a sad and serious event, not a political board.
Peter Goodson November 25, 2012 at 01:48 PM
That is the point Alexis. The condition of Peekskill is sad and serious. This type of activity has become the norm, not the exception.
bryant caceres November 25, 2012 at 01:50 PM
the guys name was AL. He went into the barber shop and sucker punched a worker there who was trying to talk to his girl weeks ago before the stabbing, the guy who he punched said when he sees him again hes gonna stab him. Al was in hiding. On the morning of his death he was walking with a friend passed the barber shop and the guy he punched weeks ago ran out stabbed him three times and then ran towards the train station. My friend's friend held him when he took his last breath. he was wreckless though. RIP AL.
leesther brown November 25, 2012 at 01:56 PM
@Bryant..Can you say witness?!///#premeditated
leesther brown November 25, 2012 at 02:01 PM
Alexis...yeah we can come to one of your shows and complain...#saveafrog...
Ray Adamick November 25, 2012 at 03:33 PM
Life has no value!
mike brown November 25, 2012 at 03:38 PM
that 23yr old man was my little cousin, killed over a argument, senseless killing, no one should die like that, RIP cousin, never forgotten...... smh......
mike brown November 25, 2012 at 03:53 PM
R.I.P AL
klickcityb!tch November 25, 2012 at 04:13 PM
rip AL the homie
hunter for life November 25, 2012 at 04:46 PM
wow bryant if you witness all this . you should be not posting it all over the Internet . this is something that you should only share with the police for now.
hunter for life November 25, 2012 at 04:49 PM
I have to agree with you . Crazy what people think . just all around sad !!!!!
John Q. Public November 25, 2012 at 08:04 PM
What is going to happen to the investigation of crimes like this in Peekskill if the Council succeeds in purging the police force by passing their resolution to impose a residency requirement for Peekskill Police? This will allow Foster to purge the force of career professionals and put in place people whose allegiance is to politics and not the law. Sad.
Tutu C November 25, 2012 at 10:43 PM
my dear cousin,may your soul rest in peace!!! this isand was unbelievable & nomatter what transpired.. a death shouldnt have been the outcome of it all, epecially yours... and if anything is known, then something should be said to officials . point blank period!!!!!! ths man needs to go to jail and stay his ass there for the life he's taken. he gets to live, eat shit and sleep ...though IT MAY BE WHEN HE IS TOLD HE CAN/ IS ALLOWED TO ....but e can stilldo that.. my cousin cant do any of the above and its bullshit !!! theres noneed for weapons! thats what hands are for and obviously this man didnt catch the drift ... and now all that is left are memories and its fucked up! so fucked up ! and everyone has to live with just those... no new events... just things that have happened.. that they shared with him during his life... smfh . REST EASY AL. YOU WILL BE MISSED !!
mike brown November 25, 2012 at 11:10 PM
instead of talking on here about al, u should be talking to police...
mike brown November 25, 2012 at 11:14 PM
indeed, never forgotten.
Collegenurse November 27, 2012 at 05:47 PM
Peeksill on the map again because a man from Mt Vernon stabs a man from the Bronx( he just moved up here) in our backyard...whatever happened to settling arguments with reason or fists, not guns and knives. Seriously people need to get it together....and false license for a barbershop...lets face it...it was a hangout and breeding ground for violence...
Rasheed Oluwa (Editor) November 27, 2012 at 08:28 PM
Hello Patchers. While I understand the anger many of you have, I need you to watch the language in the comments section.
Daryl November 27, 2012 at 10:36 PM
sounds like these are the folks that voted for Obama.
Vicki Diehl January 31, 2013 at 04:46 AM
I AM JEREMIAHS aunt. he died in his bed, bleeding. Stabbed in his BACK. THere was no justice and the one who killed Jeremiah will pay someday in Hell. This is the only thing that gives me, his aunt, comfort.

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