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Police ID Peekskill Murder Victim

Alexander Rochester, 23, was stabbed to death Friday morning near the Platinum barbershop in Peekskill, according to police. Sunil Williams, 29, of Mount Vernon, was charged with second-degree murder for the stabbing.

Peekskill police have identified the man killed during an altercation that took place Friday morning on South Street.

Alexander Rochester, 23, of Peekskill, was killed Friday morning in Peekskill after he was stabbed to death by Sunil Williams, 29, of Mount Vernon, in the area of South and Washington streets.

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 the barbershop’s owner, Maurice Walker, 32, of Peekskill, got into a fight that morning and Williams jumped in to help Walker. Williams stabbed Rochester before fleeing the scene.

Rochester was pronounced dead at the Hudson Valley Hospital Center in Cortlandt Manor.

Police said Rochester and Walker were involved in an ongoing dispute involving a mutual female acquaintance.

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

Williams was discovered a short while later, hiding at a residence on Elm Street, and charged with second-degree murder.

Jess Marie November 26, 2012 at 08:46 PM
He did not need to jump in a stab my friend my friend died over stupid shit that piece of shit needs to get more then second degree but im glad he was caught R.I.P to my best friend lex imma yuh homie :'(
Bung Holio November 26, 2012 at 09:19 PM
eloquently put
neasha November 26, 2012 at 11:18 PM
All I can say is coward!!!!! may he burn in hell for taking my nephews life, this dude is a f**ken clown, RIP Al know that you are luv and will never be forgotten....your sisters and the rest of the family will be holding down your memory. As for this clown I hope they put that bastered under the jail!!!!
hunter for life November 27, 2012 at 01:13 AM
What a coward , What in God's name would you stab a person ,,,, you are a grown man . i dont know Alexander But he was only 23 yrs old .... just a lil kid . my prayers go out to Alexander's family . Honestly why should we house and feed an Animal ...... i am a true believer you took his life .... you should not be able to breath the same air that Alexandrs family does !!
shakemdown November 27, 2012 at 08:00 AM
makes me wonder,how many other barbers are in PEEKSKILL using fake license, since PEEKSKILL has become the city of barbershops, hair salons, and bars. OH !!! let's not forget the meth clinic and the bed&breakfast at mary forster's house.

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