A Long Island woman stabbed a British tourist in her house in an apparent fit of rage, police said.
Faye Doomchin, 66, was charged Tuesday in the fatal fracas one day earlier at her Great Neck home, according to the New York Post.
The 60-year-old victim, whose name has not been released, arrived in the U.S. on Aug. 8 for a three-week visit, according to WNYW in New York.
The tourist had a friend in common with Doomchin, and the trio made plans socialize over cake and coffee at her house.
Doomchin and her mutual friend had known each other for 12 years, but she had just met the victim that day — and, apparently, was not fond of her.
“While they were sitting in the living room, they were talking and [Doomchin] made statements that she did not like the woman from England,” Nassau County Police Det. Lt. Stephen Fitzpatrick said, according to the Post.
Things escalated rapidly once Doomchin said she "needed to rid the house of evil," at which point she grabbed a knife from the kitchen and plunged it into the woman's chest, according to Fitzpatrick.
Medics rushed the victim to the hospital, where she was pronounced dead.
Police said they do not have a clear motive for the killing.
“There was no premeditation to that. There were no incidents prior to that,” Fitzpatrick said. “We’re still looking to find out what may have precipitated this as the investigation continues.”
Doomchin, who lives at home with her husband and 22-year-old daughter, was charged with second-degree murder, according to WNYW. She has a prior arrest for second-degree assault with a weapon in 1999, Fitzpatrick said.
[Photo: Nassau County Police]
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