Amityville Man Arrested For December Stabbing Death

Today, Suffolk County Police arrested a man in connection with a December stabbing death.

Following an investigation, detectives arrested Jonathan Garcia, 22, of Amityville, and charged him with Murder. He will be held overnight at the First Precinct and will be arraigned at First District Court in Central Islip tomorrow.

The arrest follows a December 2010 stabbing death of a Bay Shore man.

On Tuesday, December 21, police officers responded to a 911 call regarding a man had been stabbed. They found Nicholas Murphy, 23, with a stab wound inside of a car in Copiague. He was stabbed in North Amityville but fled the scene with two other people by car.

Murphy was transported to West Islip’s Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center where he was pronounced dead.