Laurelton man indicted on murder charges for May stabbing of half-brother: DA

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A Laurelton man was indicted on murder charges Friday after he allegedly stabbed his younger half-brother to death in Queens Village in May.

Wkorasky Voltaire, 29, was additionally charged with criminal possession of a weapon, and tampering with evidence, according to District Attorney Melinda Katz.

On May, 14, around 5 a.m., Voltaire showed up to the Queens Village home on 208th Street he used to live with his now-deceased mother and his half-brother, McKenzie Placide, according to the charges. Voltaire came armed to the home with two kitchen knives and quickly got into an argument with Placide, Katz said.

Voltaire pulled out one of the knieves and stabbed Placide, 22, breaking the knife off inside his body, according to the DA.

Placide ran outside but was followed by Voltaire, who caught up with his relative and stabbed him multiple times with the second knife before running off, the charges state.

As he was fleeing, Voltaire attempted to hide his clothing and the knife, according to Katz.

Police arrived to the Queens Village home to find Placide bleeding in the street. The 22-year-old informed the cops that Voltaire had stabbed him, the charges state.

Placide was taken to a nearby hospital, where he later died.

“This was a senseless act of violence and made all the worse by the fact that the alleged killer took the life of his own brother,” Katz said.

Voltaire, who is being held in custody without bail, will return to court on Nov. 18. If convicted, he faces up to 25 years to life in prison.