A man was brutally stabbed to death in front of his wife in Greenpoint, Brooklyn on Friday.
The couple had just recently moved to the neighborhood from East New York, because they thought it would be safer.
“My husband George was a victim of a random act of violence and his death was unexpected,” the new widow told Oxygen.
Forty-two-year-old George Carroll and his wife Christina were walking through their own neighborhood as they passed by two men sitting on the steps of a school. The strangers confronted George.
“It was basically, ‘What are you looking at?’ ” Christina Romero Carroll, 41, told the New York Post. “And my husband — he’s a Texan — he’s like, ‘I’m looking.’”
Everything quickly devolved into violence.
“They were chasing him. My husband ran. He threw his phone at them to try to defend himself. It was just so quick... There was so much blood,” she said.
“I love him, I'm in shock, this doesn't feel real...every time I hear a bike chime I turn around to see if it's him,” Christina told Oxygen. “George was a playwright and actor who loved deeply and passionately. He was fiercely loyal, and stood up for what was right. His faith was his true north and he attended Mass daily.”
The two met in New York City in 2004. They got married in Texas in 2012. They wrote and worked on an off-Broadway play about rapper Tupac Shakur together and were featured in a scene of the Christian Bale movie “The Promise” which ended up getting cut from the film.
Police have identified one of the attackers as 19-year-old Gary Correa. They are asking the public for help to locate him.
Christina set up a GoFundMe to raise money for the burial.
“If you can, please help with whatever you can BUT more importantly he'd want you to pray for his soul,” George’s wife told Oxygen. “All I know for sure is that my heart is shattered and that I love him.”