Thursday, August 25, 2011

Christian Falero, 23, 'went on door to door stabbing rampage in New York was spooked by the earthquake' - 24th Aug 2011

A naked madman who stabbed five people on a rampage with a six-inch kitchen knife in New York was driven to distraction by the East Coast earthquake, it has been reported.

Christian Falero, 23, went banging on his neighbours' doors in Washington Heights before viciously stabbing one elderly man to death and attacking four others, including three women aged between 60 and 85.

The young man, who then turned the blade on himself, is said to have felt the tremors and gone crazy as a result.

Edwin Rivera, whose mother was stabbed eight times, told the New York Daily News: 'He was screaming: "It's the end of the world!" He was under the influence of the earthquake. That's why he did what he did.'

The suspect, who was arrested and has been charged with second-degree murder and robbery, also allegedly punched a 22-year-old woman and killed 81-year-old Ignacio Reyes-Collazo.

'When I looked through the peephole I saw the fellow running back and forth naked,' Mr Rivera, 62, who lives in the same block, said. Read More