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Great Neck Woman Stabbed British Visitor To Death To “Rid House of Evil,” Authorities Say

Written by Chris Boyle  |  15. August 2018

Great Neck, NY - August 15, 2018 - A Great Neck woman who announced that she needed to “rid her home of evil,” is now charged with second-degree murder after stabbing a British woman to death in her residence earlier this week, police say.
 
Faye Doomchin, 66, had been introduced to a 60 year-old female visitor from England through a mutual acquaintance from Queens while having lunch on Monday, August 13, according to reports. After lunch, officials say, the victim and the male acquaintance went to Doomchin’s North Road residence to play the piano and enjoy coffee and cake; at approximately 3:50 p.m. , Doomchin allegedly said that she suddenly felt “aggressive” and, armed with what police described as a large kitchen knife, she proceeded to stab the British woman once in the chest.
 
Det. Lt. Stephen Fitzpatrick of the Nassau County Police Department informed the media during a press conference that the attack came out of nowhere and that the motivation for it is currently unknown.
 
"Sometime while sitting in the living room, they were talking and the woman made statements that she did not like the woman from England and she claimed she needed to rid the house of evil and she appeared from the kitchen with a kitchen knife, walked right over to her and stabbed her in the chest," Fitzpatrick said. “There was no premeditation to that. There were no incidents prior to that. We’re still looking to find out what may have precipitated this as the investigation continues.”
 
The victim was rushed to a local area hospital where she was pronounced deceased by the medical staff. Authorities have not yet released the identity of the victim, who was reportedly was in the United States visiting a mutual friend of Doomchin who also resided on Long Island.
 
This was not Doomchin’s first instance of violence. According to reports, she was arrested in 1999 for second-degree assault when she used an 8-inch knife to stab a woman in the back twice; the victim survived the attack, and Doomchin and was found not responsible after she pleaded “not guilty by reason of mental defect.”
 
Doomchin currently lives in her North Road residence with her husband and 22 year-old adopted daughter. She is currently being held without bail, and a judge has ordered her to undergo a medical examination.
 
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