Suspect Nabbed for 2010 Central Islip Murder

Suffolk County police have arrested an upstate New York man for allegedly stabbing a 38-year-old man to death in the victim’s Central Islip home six years ago, authorities said.

Christopher James
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Christopher James, 23, of Binghamton, was charged Sunday with second-degree murder.

Homicide Squad detectives alleged the suspect stabbed Kevin Pierson to death in his Maplewing Drive residence, where he was found dead on Feb. 12, 2010.

An acquaintance checking on Pierson’s welfare had called 911 upon discovering blood at the entrance of the victim’s apartment. Responding officers found his body in his bedroom, police said.

James will be arraigned Monday at First District Court in Central Islip.

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