A 24-year-old Manhattan man faces charges of murder and criminal possession of a weapon in the stabbing death of a 27-year-old man who was found face down in a Lower East Side park late last week, police said Tuesday.
William Rivera, 24, allegedly stabbed 27-year-old Amos Singleton five times Friday inside the LES Coleman Skate Park, according to a criminal complaint.
Singleton allegedly threatened Rivera with a knife during the attack early that morning, rubbing “a straight-edge razor back and forth across a metal handrail” and yelling “I will kill you,” the complaint said.
Rivera then pulled out a Smith and Wesson knife and stabbed Singleton in the back, stomach, and chest, the complaint said. A weapon was recovered at the scene.
Rivera was ordered held without bail and is due back in court Thursday. Attorney information for him wasn't immediately available.