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Veo Kelly Murders Samyia Spain In NYC

Veo Kelly

Veo Kelly is an alleged killer from New York City who was wanted for the murder of Samyia Spain and the attempted murder of her sister

According to police reports Veo Kelly, Samyia Spain and her twin sister Sanyia were inside of the Slope Natural Plus deli. Veo reportedly started flirting with the twin girls who quickly shut him down.

Veo Kelly would allegedly act by fatally stabbing Samyia Spain and injuring her sister Sanyia

Veo Kelly would take off from the deli and has been on the run over the last week until he turned himself over to authorities in New York with his lawyer present

Veo Kelly faces murder and attempted murder charges

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Police have the man in custody allegedly behind a deadly Brooklyn deli stabbing that took the life of a 19-year-old who rejected his advances and hurt her twin last weekend.

Sources say 20-year-old Veo Kelly surrendered to police Friday morning, a day after his attorney indicated to police the man planned to end a nearly weeklong manhunt.

Cops had been looking for him since the 2:30 a.m. attack Sunday in Park Slope. Samyia Spain and her sister, Sanyia, were among a group of friends and relatives at Slope Natural Plus on Fourth Avenue when Kelly made a move on them, law enforcement sources have said. They rejected his advances — and the situation escalated quickly.

“This guy came out of a party hole down the street, got very aggressive with one of the girls trying to get some contact information,” Chief of Detectives Joseph Kenny said. “When they didn’t take to his advances, it got verbal. Then it got physical.”

A witness said Kelly called the women names and stormed off, then returned minutes later.

When the twins left the store, the killer then cornered them, according to police. He allegedly pulled out a knife and stabbed Samyia Spain in the chest and neck. She died. Her sister, Sanyia, was cut in the arm and survived.

Law enforcement sources said Kelly was with his attorney when he turned himself over to police, and was being held at the 78th Precinct blocks away from the Park Slope deli where the sisters were stabbed.

A search warrant at Kelly’s Hancock Street residence yielded clothing believed to be worn during the attack, but the murder weapon has not been found, Kenny said. He added police have recovered video surveillance from inside the bodega, and of a physical encounter in front of it, but they do not have footage of the stabbing itself.

The case has highlighted the Regional Fugitive Task Force’s involvement in the search for Kelly, who has a prior arrest for robbery. Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS.

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