Bronx DA: Bronx Man Who Slashed His Children’s Throats Sentenced to 20 Years in Prison for Attempted Murder

Teenage Stepson Played Dead, Ran for Help for Younger Brother


         Bronx District Attorney Darcel D. Clark today announced that a Bronx man has been sentenced to 20 years in prison for the vicious knife attack on his son and stepson in their home in 2014.


District Attorney Clark said, “This defendant cut the throats of two boys, inflicting not only horrible wounds, but severe trauma that they must deal with for many years. He will serve 20 years for his brutal act.”


District Attorney Clark said the defendant, Christopher Stevenson, 46, of 1050 Ward Avenue in the Soundview neighborhood of the Bronx, was sentenced today, June 22, 2016, by Bronx Supreme Court Justice Denis Boyle to 20 years in prison and five years post-release supervision. Stevenson pleaded guilty on June 8, 2016, to two counts of Attempted Murder.


According to the investigation, on the evening of November 14, 2014, Stevenson’s 17-year-old stepson returned to the family’s Soundview home and asked his stepfather where his computer was. Stevenson grabbed the teen, put him in a chokehold and slashed his throat. The teen pretended he was dead, and when Stevenson left the room the teen ran from the apartment for help.


Stevenson then went upstairs to his 9-year-old son’s room and attacked the boy, slashing him multiple times in the throat. The teen required approximately 100 stitches to his neck and his younger brother needed approximately 15 stiches to his neck.


The case was prosecuted by Assistant District Attorney Gabrielle Martin of the Child Abuse/Sex Crimes Bureau.

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