Tenants ask for extra security at Hartley Houses in New Rochelle following murder

Kieta Speed, 45, was stabbed to death Friday night in the city-run Hartley Houses on 51 Winthrop Ave. (1/13/14)

NEW ROCHELLE - A community in New Rochelle is calling for more security following the murder of a man in the stairwell of a public housing complex.

Kieta Speed, 45, was stabbed to death Friday night in the city-run Hartley Houses on 51 Winthrop Ave.

On Monday, residents met with the Municipal Housing Authority to ask for improved lighting and extra security in the complex.

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Police are looking for at least two men involved in Friday's murder. Police believe Speed knew his killers.

Steve Horton, the head of the Municipal Housing Authority, says they are cooperating with the police and will not ignore the residents' concerns.

The buildings are scheduled to be torn down, but people will continue to live there for another year. 

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