STATEN ISLAND, NY – The third – and final – defendant admitted Thursday to his role in the vicious stabbing of a halal food cart worker in Grasmere during an early winter snowstorm.
Christopher Daniels, 18, pleaded guilty in state Supreme Court, St. George, to first-degree robbery, stemming from the savage Jan. 3 attack.
Peterson is also known as Steve Anderson; Young also goes by Keith Young. The three hail from Brooklyn but have ties to Staten Island.
The suspects saw the victim standing by his food cart at the corner of Hylan Boulevard and Old Town Road, authorities said.
They rushed and robbed him, knocking him to the ground and stabbing him repeatedly with two knives and a box cutter, police sources said.
After taking the victim’s cash, the three fled, but they didn’t know the neighborhood well and were caught by patrolling police officers, one NYPD source said.
Police initially thought the 50-year-old victim wouldn’t survive, but his internal organs weren’t punctured, said sources.
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