Convicted rapist charged in murder at Galleria Mall in White Plains
Police have charged a convicted rapist Thursday with the fatal stabbing of a woman at the Galleria Mall parking garage.
Investigators say 43-year-old Phillip Grant is a registered sex offender who is homeless. Police say the victim was stabbed in the chest after a struggle in the parking garage. Police believe the murder of the 56-year-old woman Wednesday was a completely random attack.
Prosecutors say Grant had served 23 years in prison for rape and had just stayed in a county-run facility the night before the murder. This information reinforced Westchester District Attorney Jeanine Pirro?s efforts to track violent sex offenders.
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