Arrest made in fatal Yonkers stabbing

A Yonkers man has been charged in the brutal stabbing death of David Benitez.



Benitez, 21, was allegedly chased and fatally stabbed outside a locked gate at the Schlobohm Public Housing Complex in Yonkers just after 6 a.m. Saturday



He was taken to St. Joseph's Hospital, where he later died.



Police soon arrested 22-year-old Antonio Barnett. They say that he knew the victim, and the stabbing was "not a random incident."



Residents of the complex say there was a guard on duty at the time who could have buzzed him in. Police confirmed that the gate was locked and that a guard is posted there at all hours.



Barnett is charged with second-degree murder. He is scheduled to be arraigned Monday.


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