Feb. 25, 2019 By Christian Murray
A homeless man who allegedly stabbed a 25-year-old man to death on a Jackson Heights street last year has been indicted on murder charges and faces life in prison.
John Daves, 33, allegedly got into a verbal dispute with Miguel Angel Becerra-Perez, the victim, at a food truck at the intersection of 80th Street and Roosevelt Avenue at around 9:30 p.m. on Sept. 27, according to the complaint.
Daves then grabbed a knife from the food truck and chased Becerra-Perez down the street, before pulling him to the ground and stabbing him in the arm and chest. Police have video surveillance video of the incident.
“A verbal dispute turned lethal,” said Queens District Attorney Richard A. Brown in a statement. “This was a senseless act of violence and the defendant now faces a very long term of incarceration.”
Daves is being held in custody and has been ordered to return to court on May 21. If convicted, Daves faces up to 25 years to life in prison.