New Rochelle Man Found Guilty in Machete Slaying

A jury found Akeem Lindsay, 32, guilty of murdering his girlfriend last year during a dispute.


A New Rochelle man was found guilty of murdering his girlfriend during a machette attack in his home last year, Westchester County District Attorney Janet DiFiore announced today.

A jury found Akeem Lindsay , 32, of 309 North Avenue in New Rochelle, guilty of one count of second-degree murder;  a count of first-degree attempted assault; a count of second-degree assault; and a count of third-degree criminal possession of a weapon for the murder of Lisa Stabler, 29.

He faces a maximum prison sentence of 47 years in prison.

On Feb. 11, 2011, just before midnight, , New Rochelle police responded to a call  from a neighbor at 309 North Avenue.

When police arrived, they saw Lindsay covered in blood in a hallway inside an apartment. Lindsay was being restrained by another man when police arrived and the man told police that Lindsay murdered his girlfriend.

A woman who witnessed the attack told police that she had taken a machete from Lindsay and put it under a mattress. Officers entered a bedroom in the apartment and located Stabler, who was unresponsive.

Lindsay  was transported  to a hospital for treatment of a cut on his hand. A search warrant was also executed and the machete was located.

Lindsay was arrested and told police that he argued with Stabler and struck her several times with the machete while chasing her through the apartment.

Lindsay’s sentencing is scheduled for  July 25, 2012.  

Senior Assistant District Attorney Laura Murphy of the Homicide Bureau and Assistant District Attorney Shameika Mathurin of the Career Criminal Bureau prosecuted the case.

Nicholas George Wilcha July 01, 2012 at 07:49 AM
I, Nicholas G. Wilcha, am the brother of Daniel R. Wilcha (Yahuah Saves on Facebook) and have known Rosa Sihakhamfong (Torres), the other main witness, since September 2010. My heart is still broken over this, but I pray Jesus will cut Dan and Rosa down if they lied about anything at the Trial and continue to blaspheme Him who most likely saved the both of their lives. We have someone headed to prison who sheltered both Dan and Rosa (who were homeless in 2010). And, we have a woman murdered. God's not pleased, and neither am I. I sheltered Dan and Rosa myself and they've gotten me out of character, too.
asayah January 19, 2013 at 07:12 PM
Nicholas George Wilcha is a false prophet who Practice witchcraft Idolatry (jesus) who decieved the whole entire nations and have Our hebrew people forget our Creators Name (YAH) that's Why 2 days after the incident the church burn down. The very same chuch Rosa cried her eyes out to for help. Praise be to YAH The Almighty he sustain those 2 from that gruesome murder. Praise be to YAH they further there studies and awoken to the Truth
asayah January 19, 2013 at 07:15 PM
Nicholas George Wilcha is walking in darkness how you gonna be online gossiping about family. Shouldn't you be supporting them, encouraging them, helping them. Your damm Religion is a lie!
Got-Faith July 20, 2013 at 12:36 AM
This guy name (Nicholas) Why would you be online talking bad about these two witnesses who survived a gruesome homicide. How ignorant of you to ask Jesus to cut them down??? What kind of religion teaches you to curse victims. I pray those two kids are alright.
Got-Faith July 20, 2013 at 12:40 AM
It takes a lot of courage and strength through the Most High to deal with a so-called brother like you nick who these two were innocent and your mocking them about a homicide case you were not even involved in. Airing out personal matters is not Christ-like


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