On the night of March 2, a girl’s screams for assist startled Rafael Fermin. Looking for the supply, the constructing superintendent mentioned he discovered a tenant, Tracy McCarter, in her New York Metropolis house’s slender entryway crouched over a bloodied man.
Neighbors had already known as 911, and authorities mentioned they arrived to seek out Ms. McCarter making an attempt to stanch the blood from a stab wound within the aspect of James Murray, her estranged husband.
Mr. Murray later died, and the following day the Manhattan district legal professional’s workplace charged Ms. McCarter with homicide.
Ms. McCarter, a 45-year-old nurse, has pleaded not responsible and claimed that she stabbed Mr. Murray in self-defense after he attacked her in a drunken rage and that he had bodily abused her repeatedly throughout their seven-year relationship, in line with her attorneys.