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Woodside Man Charged With Murder in Fatal Stabbing of 78-Year-Old Mother

67-14 41st Avenue Apartment Building, Woodside (Google)

April 30, 2020 By Allie Griffin

A Woodside man has been charged with murder for stabbing his 78-year-old mother to death last Friday.

David Galicia, 48, allegedly grabbed a kitchen knife and fatally slashed his elderly mother in the head whom he lived with. The incident took place at around 7 a.m. the morning of April 24.

Police officers who arrived at the scene found a trail of blood from the entrance of Galicia’s apartment building on 41st Avenue to the unit where he and his mother lived, according to the charges. His mother, Carmelita Cabansag, was ruled dead on the scene.

The officers found her lifeless body on the kitchen floor with a bloody meat cleaver beside her. Her body and head had numerous puncture wounds, the charges state.

Police also found Galicia with a number of self-inflicted injuries on the scene. Galicia was taken to an area hospital where he allegedly told officers that he stabbed his mother with a butcher knife — but didn’t know why he did it.

“This was an alleged act of matricide with blood splattered on the walls and pooling on the floors in the living room and kitchen,” Queens District Attorney Melinda Katz said. “The 78-year-old victim – her body found lifeless on the floor and slumped against a kitchen cabinet – was allegedly killed by her own son.”

Galicia was arraigned while in hospital on charges of murder in the second degree and criminal possession of a weapon in fourth degree. He faces up to 25 years in prison if convicted.

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Louis Bauso

Very sad domestic tragedy. Another example of the many problems with the mentally ill and how to deal with this issue.

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Empathy for Society

He is nuts. Yes?
Does this kind of nut belong in jail?
Jail is punishment. And a place where you can learn to “correct” your behavior to the point you can be tolerated by general society.
Lisa, you do not seem to be very sophisticated or empathetic.

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what else is there?

jail is where he and everyone else will be safe.

THIS is why people are getting killed! Because society has these unstable people allowed to be out, free without a nursemaid or anyone else in charge of them.

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Let them eat gourmet ice cream

Official cause of death will probably be listed as coronavirus. More federal $$$$$ that way.

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Trump is withholding federal aid for New York

Cuomo criticized him or something and his temper tantrum is costing the lives of New Yorks.

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LIC Direct

Too bad COVID19 making people stir crazy isolating themselves, a senseless loss of life.

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lisa

I just hope that some irresponsible lawyer will defend him on the grounds of mental health. He confessed, therefore there is no dispute, he was fully allert and not in shock. about 25 years jail time?

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