A 15-year-old child was charged with stabbing his 12-year-old friend last night, after the two had gotten into an argument in the park they were in, while smoking marijuana.
The older boy was identified as Wayne Henderson, and his victim was 12-year-old Luis Martinez. Both kids are from Brooklyn.
On Saturday night, the two boys were in a Queens portion of Highland park, and had gotten into an argument about an earlier occasion on which Henderson had gotten in trouble with his family for smoking marijuana in the past.
Martinez had suffered several stab wounds and injuries, and is currently resting in NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center in stable condition according to police.
The New York Times reports:
“The Queens district attorney’s office said on Sunday that Mr. Henderson had been charged with second-degree attempted murder and first- and second-degree assault. If convicted of the most serious charges, he could be sentenced to up to 25 years in prison.
The boys were in the park with a 14-year-old girl who fled after the stabbing. Detectives interviewed her, but she was not charged, the police said. They did not identify her.
After the stabbing, Luis made his way to the Jackie Robinson Parkway, where he flagged down a driver who called 911.
Early news reports said the family believed that the crime was gang-related, but the police discounted that theory on Sunday.”