Man stabs twin sisters at deli in violent outburst

BROOKLYN, NY – The individual alleged to have stabbed twin teenagers recently handed himself over to law enforcement on Friday, as per police sources. The accused, Veo Kelly, 20, from Bushwick, surrendered himself at the 78th Precinct. Kelly is being held responsible for the fatal stabbing of 19-year-old Samyia Spain around 2:20 a.m. Sunday. The incident occurred near Slope Natural Plus, a popular deli on Fourth Avenue.

Despite not being acquainted with the sisters, Kelly approached them as they were heading to their local deli after he left a neighboring catering hall. After the sisters rebuffed him, he allegedly lashed out in an uncontrollable rage. As of now, charges against Kelly are pending, however, sources confirmed a previous arrest for robbery.

Taking a break from a family game night, Samyia had been heading to the deli with her sibling, her brother, and a friend when she noticed a man following her.

According to Samyia’s relatives, the girls had momentarily encountered the suspect at a local club earlier in the night. Hoping to deter him, Samyia gave her Instagram handle to the man. However, when she voiced no intention to follow him back, the man became enraged.

NYPD Chief of Detectives, Joseph Kenny, described the incident stating that the individual, who appeared to be under alcohol influence, stabbed Samyia in the chest after turning verbally and physically aggressive with the girls for not succumbing to his advances. Samyia was later pronounced dead at New York Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist Hospital. Sanyia, who had been injured in the arm, was also treated at the same hospital and released.

Steven Spain, the twins’ father was deeply affected seeing his daughter’s blood at the site in front of the deli. Authorities executed a search warrant at the suspect’s residence and recovered the clothes he supposedly wore during the incident. Kenny stated that the surveillance footage at the bodega depicted the suspect, though it did not capture the incident.