‘Mystery’ UK student arrested for allegedly stabbing to death ‘family member’ in New York
Posted On August 4, 2021
NEW YORK (Reuters) – A British student was arrested in New Jersey on suspicion of stabbing to the death his mother-in-law to get money from a relative in the United States, New York Police said on Thursday.
The suspect, 22-year-old Jeremy Tynes, was taken into custody and faces multiple charges including murder, assault and attempted murder.
New York police said Tynes was arrested on Tuesday at a home in Newark after police responded to a 911 call from the home in which the victim’s mother-insister was concerned about a man who was threatening her.
The family member said Tries was upset after seeing a man walk into a store and pick up a package from the checkout line.
Police said Tueses mother-to-be and Tries mother-son had been dating and were having an argument about money and he stabbed her to get his money.
He told police that he wanted to make her happy, police said.
He was being held in a jail on $20,000 bail at the Essex County Prison.
Police have not released details about the nature of the relationship between Tries and the woman he killed.
Newark police spokesman Paul Browne said in a statement that the investigation was ongoing.
Police were called to the home on the 1000 block of East Broadway in Newark around 1:30 p.m.
(0100 GMT) on Tuesday, and officers found Tries, who was armed with a knife and was yelling at his mother, in the hallway, Browne said.
They found Trees mother-of-one, her brother and the suspect on the floor and Trees girlfriend in the living room.
The victim, who had been stabbed, was rushed to a hospital, where she died.
Tynes is scheduled to appear in Newark Municipal Court on Wednesday.
(Reporting by David Brunnstrom; Editing by Alistair Bell and Cynthia Osterman)