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Man stabs brother and father, then kills girlfriend in Bronx apartment building, cops say – Jean Carlos Jimenez charged in the knifing death of 29-year-old Bronx mother-of-one Mercy Capecette

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Man stabs brother and father, then kills girlfriend in Bronx apartment building, and fled only to be caught shortly after, a short distance from the scene
Police confirmed Monday that they have taken 29-year-old Jean Carlos Jimenez into custody in the death of mother-of-one Mercy Capecettep on Sunday evening, in the Bronx
Jimenez, described as a known troublemaker, always arguing “with other people in the building, [and] smoking dust ([CP],” launched a frenzied knife attack on the victim
“There was so much blood,” the witness said, recalling the last moments of 29-year-old Mercy Capacette’s life.
‘There was so much blood’ said stunned neighbors who witnessed fatal stabbing of Bronx mom – as Monday several floors beneath the crime scene on the buildings fourth floor were still drenched in blood
Twenty minutes before he allegedly killed Capacette, Jimenez, attacked his 60-year-old father and 34-year-old brother inside the family’s home less than half a mile from Capacette’s home
Both men, stabbed multiple times, were recovering Monday in a local hospital
Mercy Capacette 1Victim: Mercy Capecette was killed in a savage knife attack by her boyfriend inside her apt building, in the Bronx on on Sunday night

An unhinged attacker stabbed his brother and father, then fatally slashed his girlfriend in her Bronx home Sunday night, police said.
The 29-year-old man, later identified as Jean Carlos Jimenez, kicked off with a knife attack on his family members in an apartment on Gleason Ave. in the Bronx police said.
He then headed to his girlfriend’s home on Ellis Ave., about a block away, and repeatedly stabbed the 29-year-old woman, cops said.
Police responding to a call of an assault in progress found Mercy Capecette badly wounded in a third-floor hallway just before 7:40 p.m. First responders rushed the her to Jacobi Hospital, but she couldn’t be saved.
Police found the assailant on Wood Rd., near Wood Ave., in Parkchester and took him into custody. He was also injured, and was hospitalized, police said.
Charges against him were pending late Sunday.
Police confirmed Monday that they have taken 29-year-old Jean Carlos Jimenez into custody.

Mercy Capacette murder scene 2
In the wake of the assault by Jimenez on Mercy Capacette in a knife attack, Sunday night, the apt building’s lobby and hallways on the fourth floor and below still remained splattered with the victim’s blood on Monday

Fighting back tears, a neighbor on Monday recalled watching a mom get stabbed to death inside their Bronx apartment building.

“There was so much blood,” the witness said, recalling the last moments of 29-year-old Mercy Capacette’s life.
Capacette was attacked by her bonkers boyfriend about 7:35 p.m Sunday night on the building’s fourth floor, a story below the victim’s apartment, according to neighbors and police.
“I saw when he stabbed her,” the witness said. “Someone said to turn her over but I could tell she wasn’t breathing. She was already gone. He was just stabbing and stabbing.”
“He must have been on something,” the distraught neighbor added. “I’m not doing too good.”
The witness said the boyfriend was a known troublemaker, arguing “with other people in the building, smoking dust (PCP).”
Just as shaken was Evelyn Rosario, another neighbor inside the victim’s building on Ellis Ave. near the Cross Bronx Expressway in Parkchester.
“I started screaming, crying,” she said. “I haven’t slept. I couldn’t even make it to work today.”
The victim was rushed to Jacobi Medical Center but could not be saved. The building’s lobby and hallways on the fourth floor and below all remained splattered with the victim’s blood Monday.
Twenty minutes before he allegedly killed Capacette, the boyfriend attacked his 60-year-old father and 34-year-old brother inside the family’s home on Gleason Ave. near Olmstead Ave., less than half a mile from Capacette’s home, according to police.

Mercy Capacette murder scene 1NYPD officers Police respond to a fatal stabbing on Ellis Avenue in the Bronx on Sunday. The Female victim in the savage knife attack was later identified as mother-of-one Mercy Capecette, 29

Both men, stabbed multiple times, were recovering Monday at Jacobi Medical Center.
Cops were working to establish a motive for the attacks. The suspect, who was found nearby by cops on patrol, was taken for a psychiatric observation and has not yet been charged. He has no prior arrests.
Capacette’s 8-year-old son was not home when she was attacked. The suspect is not the boy’s father, neighbors said.
One neighbor Efrain Hernandez who believes the killing was premeditated said of the victim “Her kid was her pride and joy.”
“[Capacette], was very nice. Her dream was her son,” Hernandez.

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