2011-10-28 / Top Stories

Cops Bust RP Stab Murderer

By Howard Schwach

Charlie Mitchell Charlie Mitchell Sources at the 100 Precinct in Rockaway Park said last Saturday that they had arrested the man who allegedly went on a stabbing spree killing a local woman and injuring her two teenage daughters.

Those sources say Charlie Mitchell, 53, stabbed Elizabeth Harris, 48, in the abdomen on Thursday and that the two had been dating but broke up. The attack happened inside the woman’s home at 169A Beach 96 Street.

Mitchell, according to police, is a level two sex offender who was released from prison on October 14.

Harris, 48, was pronounced dead at Peninsula Hospital, police said, after she was stabbed in the abdomen inside her apartment around 4 a.m. on October 20.

After stabbing Harris, police reported, he turned his attention to her two daughters, one of whom, a 16-year-old girl, sustained trauma wounds to the body and the other, 15 years old, sustained a laceration to the left arm and head. Both were treated at the Peninsula Hospital Center for their wounds and later released.

Mitchell surrendered to detectives at the 100 Precinct stationhouse on Friday, October 21.

Sources say that the two had met on the Internet and that the relationship turned sour soon after the two met in person.

Harris had tossed Mitchell out of the apartment she shared with her daughters and had received an order of protection against him on August 11 of this year.

The order of protection was still in effect when Mitchell showed up at the Beach 96 Street apartment, sources say.

Harris allegedly told Mitchell to leave and the assault started.

Court records supplied by Queens District Attorney Richard Brown show that Mitchell was arraigned on October 22 on charges of murder in the second degree, assault in the second degree, aggravated criminal contempt, criminal possession of a weapon and criminal contempt in the first degree.

He is being held without bail for his next hearing, which is scheduled for November 15.

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