Man Charged With Attempted Murder for Stabbing Jew in New City

By Hamodia Staff

Police, Hatzalah and Chaveirim at the scene of the attack in New City, April 11.

An Orange County man has been charged with attempted murder for stabbing a Jewish man in Rockland County last month, the Rockland County DA’s Office announced Monday.

Elijah Dean, 23, was arraigned last week on one count of attempted murder in the second degree, two counts of assault in the first degree, and one count of criminal possession of a weapon in the fourth degree.

On the evening of April 11, the Jewish man was outside his house on Trailside Place in New City, as he went outside to get something from his car. 

The assailant asked the victim a question and then stabbed him eight times before fleeing. The victim suffered serious injuries, and was transported by Hatzalah to Westchester Medical Center.

Dean was arrested two days after the attack. At the time, police said they were unable to establish a motive for the stabbing, and there was no evidence that it was a hate crime, The Journal News reported.

Following Dean’s arraignment, Rockland DA Thomas Walsh said in a statement, “As alleged, this brutal act of apparently random violence is completely unacceptable and will not be tolerated in Rockland County. I commend the Town of Ramapo Police Department and assisting agencies for apprehending the suspect in this case in 48 hours.” 

Bail was set at $1 million cash, $5 million secured bond, $10 million partially secured bond at 10%.

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