Peekskill Police Charge Second Man in Stabbing Death

Maurice Walker was charged with second-degree murder today in connection to Friday's stabbing of Alexander Rochester.

Peekskill police have charged another man with murder in Friday’s stabbing of  23-year-old Peekskill man.

Maurice Walker, 32, of Mount Vernon, was charged with second-degree murder today for his role in the stabbing stabbing death of Alexander Rochester, 23, of Peekskill, on Friday morning.

Another Mount Vernon man, Sunil Willliams, 29, was charged with second-degree murder on Friday, several hours Rochester was found.

Rochester, who recently moved to the area from the Bronx, was stabbed at about 10:30 a.m. in the vicinity of the Platinum barbershop, located on 629 South St.

Police said Rochester and Walker, the barbershop’s owner, Maurice Walker, got into a fight that morning and Williams jumped in to help Walker. Williams stabbed Rochester before fleeing the scene.

Police Rochester and Walker’s feud was over a mutual female acquaintance.

Walker initially turned himself in to police Friday and was charged with second-degree criminal possession of a forged instrument, a felony, for having a fake state barber’s license.

Walker was charged with murder after detectives analyzed forensic and video evidence and determined he acted in concert with Williams, who was responsible for stabbing Rochester multiple times.  

Collegenurse November 28, 2012 at 06:35 PM
just wonderful....upstanding lawabiding shop owner NOT!!! just what Peekskill wants and needs...uggggghhh I am disgusted.
hunter for life November 28, 2012 at 08:38 PM
why is the barbershop still open it should be shut down !!!!!!!!
Wendy Kelly November 28, 2012 at 09:01 PM
For reasons like this I stayed out of downtown Peekskill until very recently. When I hear that there are drugs and prostitution at Senior Housing Complex guess I will be stayin on the outskirts once again. What a shame and taxes go up 3.8% for what?
leesther brown November 28, 2012 at 09:02 PM
@Hunter just because he didn't have a valid license doesn't mean the others don't...#ihopetheydo...
Patty Villanova November 28, 2012 at 09:15 PM
Make believe barbershops, variety stores and luncheonettes are the only retailers approved by the Regime.
Peter Goodson November 28, 2012 at 09:34 PM
Welcome to Mary Foster, Drew Claxton and Darrin Rigger's Peekskill!
ShaDynasty November 28, 2012 at 09:54 PM
Looks like barber shops are the problem and not tattoo shops.
Yaddayaddayadda November 28, 2012 at 10:05 PM
29 and 32 yr old supposed men getting into a fatal confrontation in a supposed place of business. Pathetic!!! And what is more pathetic is people on here using this young man's death as an opportunity to talk about local politics!!! You need to check yourselves and have more respect for life or you come off as callous as these knuckleheads that think violence solves something!!!
Collegenurse November 28, 2012 at 10:49 PM
I am sorry but although i am not involved in the political discussion i think this is the very forum for such discussions. The very core of a community are the people in it and the people placed in power to oversee and make decisions of said community. I am very sad a life was lost but if there individuals in this community that can so easily take a life it scares me. This happened in the daytime and an innocent child could have been in harms way.
hunter for life November 29, 2012 at 02:41 AM
Well said !!! anybody walking by could have gotten hurt .!! Was anyone else in the barbershop di dthey call for help ... or did they continue to cut hair while someone was begin killed right outside! @Collegnurse you are 200 percent right to kill ou tin the day light . Mean s you are a F>>>>>>>>k animal you are two growm men ... this was a 23 yr old kid ...... what makes me sad these are people that have migrated from other places tht are ruining Peekskill , the old time Peekskill people are not the ones ruining the town .
Rexford Tugwell, III November 29, 2012 at 02:23 PM
These look like two fine upstanding young men. It's a shame they won't be around to give you a trim for your office holiday party. Maurice Walker a.k.a. The Demon Barber of South Street. "Careful with that axe, Eugene"
Rexford Tugwell, III November 29, 2012 at 02:30 PM
You know things are bad when grandma has to walk the avenue and gramps is peddling dope tabs from the back of his wheelie. If the gerries or their pimps start pulling uzis, I'm gone.
jasmin muniz November 29, 2012 at 09:39 PM
R.I.P AL .... I miss you babyboy .... <3 and for those two may God have no mercy on your souls.
Beach Girl December 02, 2012 at 02:38 AM
@ Jasmin God should Not have mercy on these Animals two grown ass men fighting against a lil boy !!!!


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