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A Brooklyn man accused of viciously hacking his ex-girlfriend and her pregnant friend with an axe in gruesome attack that left one dead was formally charged Wednesday.
Jerry Brown, 34, is facing charges of second-degree murder, attempted murder, assault and criminal possession of a weapon, after prosecutors said he nearly decapitated pregnant Savannah Rivera, 20, in the Saturday attack and then took the axe to his ex-girlfriend Angela Valle, 21, according to the New York Post.
Rivera was reportedly a friend of Valle’s and had been at the apartment at the time of the attack.
Valle survived the attack and was later taken to the hospital with deep cuts to her head, chest, arms, stomach and throat, according to an earlier article in The Post.
Brown appeared in court Wednesday via Skype, handcuffed in a hospital bed wearing a black hoodie.
Brown, who goes by the names “Grim Creepa” and “Mr. 187” on social media, said little during the arraignment other than answering yes or no to the questions he was asked, The New York Daily News reports.
He is slated to undergo a psychological evaluation at Woodhull Hospital before entering a plea to the charges against him.
Police were called to the house early Saturday morning after Valle ordered an Uber to take her to the hospital. After seeing the severity of her injuries, the Uber driver called 911.
Police later discovered an axe they believe may have been used in the attack still covered in blood and thrown in a building trash compactor.
Shortly before his arrest, Brown spoke to local news station WPIX telling the station he did not remember the attack but recalls waking to find his head “busted” and his hand cut.
He also told the station he suffers from mental health issues and began to cry when the reporter told him his ex-girlfriend had suffered life threatening injuries.
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