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Brooklyn Woman Accused of Stabbing 73-Year-Old, Stealing Mercedes: Prosecutors

Wednesday, Apr 23, 2014  |  Updated 9:13 AM EDT
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Woman Accused of Stabbing 73-Year-Old: Prosecutors

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A Brooklyn woman has been accused of binding a 73-year-old man with duct tape before stabbing him to death and stealing his car, prosecutors say.

Judith Johnson, 22, was indicted Tuesday on murder and robbery charges in the stabbing death of 73-year-old Serge Bosse in February, Brooklyn DA Ken Thompson said. If convicted, she faces up to life in prison.

“This victim was robbed, tied up, brutally stabbed, and left to die,” Thompson said. “We will hold the defendants responsible for committing these crimes."

Bosse was found stabbed to death in his home Feb. 28, prosecutors say. The 73-year-old’s wrists and ankles were bound with duct tape. The man’s Mercedes-Benz sedan was missing, as were electronics and jewelry.

Police found Bosse’s car a few days after his death, while stopping a man for driving while intoxicated, prosecutors say. Police found that the man driving the car had bought it from Johnson’s boyfriend, George Chambers. Then, they were able to connect Johnson to the 73-year-old’s death.

Johnson allegedly gave police information implicating herself in the slaying, prosecutors say. Chambers also allegedly admitted to helping the woman pawn off Bosse’s belongings.

Johnson was indicted on larceny and hindering prosecution charges.

Attorney information for the defendants was unavailable.

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