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New Rochelle Man Found Guilty in Girlfriend's Death

NEW ROCHELLE, N.Y. – A New Rochelle man was found guilty Monday of stabbing his girlfriend to death with a machete and faces a maximum sentence of 47 years to life in state prison, the Westchester District Attorney’s Office said.

Akeem Lindsay, 32, was found guilty after a jury trial of second-degree murder, a class A-I felony; first-degree attempted assault, a class B violent felony; second-degree assault, a class D felony; and third-degree criminal possession of a weapon, a class D felony, the district attorney’s office said. Lindsay will be sentenced July 25.

Lisa Stabler, 29, was killed Feb. 11, 2011, in a New Rochelle apartment.

New Rochelle police responded to a 911 call from a neighbor at 309 North Ave. at 11:56 p.m. and found Lindsay covered in blood in a hallway inside the apartment. He was being held down by another man, who told the police Lindsay had murdered his girlfriend, the district attorney’s office said.

Another witness told police she had taken a machete from Lindsay and put it under a mattress, the district attorney’s office said. Officers found Stabler, who was unresponsive, in a bedroom.

Lindsay was taken to a hospital for treatment of a cut on his hand. A search warrant was executed, and the machete was located, the district attorney’s office said.

He was arrested and told police that he had argued with Stabler and struck her several times with the machete while chasing her through the apartment, the district attorney’s office said.

Senior Assistant District Attorney Laura Murphy of the Homicide Bureau and Assistant District Attorney Shameika Mathurin of the Career Criminal Bureau prosecuted the case, the district attorney’s office said.

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