After a stabbing incident in a Hickory Hill apartment, a lady was killed, and her suspected murderer has been charged with first-degree murder in Tennessee.
When Memphis police went to the Emerald Park Apartments in response to a report, they allegedly discovered 28-year-old Johnathan Poulino-Martinez bleeding from a cut to his neck.
He reportedly informed responding police officers that he assassinated her and then led them to the apartment.
Keiry Brito-Mella was discovered comatose in the corner of the bedroom after police tracked the trail of blood. She was bleeding heavily from the neck, face, and back.
Bloody kitchen knives and a discarded knife suggested a scuffle, according to investigators.
At the time of the incident, Brito-Mella was presumed deceased. Poulino-Martinez was in serious condition when he was transferred to Regional One Hospital.
Reports show that after leaving the hospital, Poulino-Martinez was taken to the Shelby County prison.
Poulino-Martinez was arrested on March 28 and taken to the Shelby County Jail two days later. There has been no agreement reached about a bond.
He is presently being held on a murder charge in the first degree.
Last year’s crime statistics acquired by media reports show that stabbings and a general increase in violent crime are on the rise in New York City.
The data, which extends to August 7th, shows that the number of stabbings has increased by 11% year-over-year to 2,756 from 2,465.
The number of fatal stabbings has increased by 43 percent, from 48 to 69, during the same time period.
A police officer in Manhattan remarked to the New York Post that if people have no hesitation in carrying guns, then they’re not worried about carrying knives. Furthermore, it is far less challenging to get a blade.
A police officer on Staten Island has pointed the finger at the absence of severe penalties for criminals. He said serious crimes are treated as minor crimes. They see no worth in human existence.