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Police: Bronx Man Fatally Stabbed in Front of Wife by Teen in Unprovoked Attack

by Ethan Letkeman


A man was fatally stabbed in front of his wife by a 19-year-old in an unprovoked attack in New York City, according to police.

The attack occurred at 1:15 p.m. on Thursday at East 205 Street and Decatur Avenue in Norwood, in the Bronx. Nathaniel Rivers, 35, was sitting in a parked car with his wife when Franklin Mesa, 19, allegedly approached the two.

Rivers and Mesa briefly exchanged words before, out of nowhere, the 19-year-old reached into the vehicle and allegedly stabbed the man in the torso. The victim’s wife grabbed a prybar, exited the vehicle, and started hitting Mesa, but he ran off.

Rivers was rushed to St. Barnabas Hospital but did not survive his injuries…


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