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Mount Vernon police crime scene investigators work to (Credit: Xavier Mascareñas)

Mount Vernon police crime scene investigators work to gather evidence from the basement apartment at 7 Beekman Ave. in Mount Vernon, the residence of murder suspect Lucius Crawford. (Dec. 5, 2012)

Homicide on Beekman Avenue in Mount Vernon

Police were called Tuesday to the scene of a fatal stabbing at 7 Beekman Ave. in Mount Vernon, where a man who lives in the basement apartment allegedly killed a woman and then fled on a bicycle. (Dec. 4, 2012)

City of Mount Vernon Police Commissioner Carl Bell,
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City of Mount Vernon Police Commissioner Carl Bell, far right, speaks at a press conference at City Hall regarding the murder of a local woman and arrest of suspect Lucius Crawford. Crawford has a history of stabbing women. (Dec. 5, 2012)

Mount Vernon police crime scene investigators work to
(Credit: Xavier Mascareñas)

Mount Vernon police crime scene investigators work to gather evidence from the basement apartment at 7 Beekman Ave. in Mount Vernon, the residence of murder suspect Lucius Crawford. (Dec. 5, 2012)

Lucius Crawford, 60, who was arraigned in the
(Credit: Mount Vernon Police Department)

Lucius Crawford, 60, who was arraigned in the fatal stabbing of 42-year-old Tanya Simmons of Mount Vernon, has confessed to at least two other slayings and has a decades-long criminal record that includes a five-day spree in which he was convicted of knifing four women, police said. (Dec. 5, 2012)

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Mount Vernon police crime scene investigators work to
(Credit: Xavier Mascareñas)

Mount Vernon police crime scene investigators work to gather evidence from the basement apartment at 7 Beekman Ave. in Mount Vernon, the home of murder suspect Lucius Crawford. (Dec. 5, 2012)

Mount Vernon police crime scene investigators work to
(Credit: Xavier Mascareñas)

Mount Vernon police crime scene investigators work to gather evidence from the basement apartment at 7 Beekman Ave. in Mount Vernon, the residence of murder suspect Lucius Crawford. (Dec. 5, 2012)

Mount Vernon police crime scene investigators work to
(Credit: Xavier Mascareñas)

Mount Vernon police crime scene investigators work to gather evidence from the basement apartment at 7 Beekman Ave. in Mount Vernon, the residence of murder suspect Lucius Crawford. (Dec. 5, 2012)

Mount Vernon Police Department crime scene investigators work
(Credit: Xavier Mascareñas)

Mount Vernon Police Department crime scene investigators work to gather evidence from the basement apartment at 7 Beekman Ave. in Mount Vernon, the residence of murder suspect Lucius Crawford. (Dec. 5, 2012)

Mount Vernon Police Department crime scene investigators work
(Credit: Xavier Mascareñas)

Mount Vernon Police Department crime scene investigators work to gather evidence from the basement apartment at 7 Beekman Ave. in Mount Vernon, the residence of murder suspect Lucius Crawford. (Dec. 5, 2012)

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Mount Vernon Mayor Ernie Davis speaks at a
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Mount Vernon Mayor Ernie Davis speaks at a news conference at City Hall regarding the murder of a city woman and arrest of suspect Lucius Crawford. Crawford has a history of stabbing women, police said. (Dec. 5, 2012)

Mount Vernon Mayor Ernie Davis and Police Commissioner
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Mount Vernon Mayor Ernie Davis and Police Commissioner Carl Bell, at the podium, hold a news conference at City Hall regarding the murder of a local woman and arrest of suspect Lucius Crawford. Crawford has a history of stabbing women. (Dec. 5, 2012)

City of Mount Vernon police officer Camilo Antonini
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City of Mount Vernon police officer Camilo Antonini attends a press conference at City Hall regarding the murder of a local woman and arrest of suspect Lucius Crawford. (Dec. 5, 2012)

City of Mount Vernon Police Commissioner Carl Bell,
(Credit: Xavier Mascarenas)

City of Mount Vernon Police Commissioner Carl Bell, far right, speaks at a press conference at City Hall regarding the murder of a local woman and arrest of suspect Lucius Crawford. Crawford has a history of stabbing women. (Dec. 5, 2012)

City of Mount Vernon Police Chief John Roland
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City of Mount Vernon Police Chief John Roland speaks at a press conference at City Hall regarding the murder of a local woman and arrest of suspect Lucius Crawford. Crawford has a history of stabbing women. (Dec. 5, 2012)

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The City of Mount Vernon holds a press
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The City of Mount Vernon holds a press conference at City Hall regarding the murder of a local woman and arrest of suspect Lucius Crawford. Crawford, seen in a mug shot at bottom, has a history of stabbing women. (Dec. 5, 2012)

Rachelle Leger, landlady and resident at 7 Beekman
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Rachelle Leger, landlady and resident at 7 Beekman Ave. in Mount Vernon, runs past the police tape while police respond to the scene of a fatal stabbing at the address. (Dec. 4, 2012)

The Westchester County medical examiner transports the body
(Credit: Xavier Mascarenas)

The Westchester County medical examiner transports the body of a stabbing victim from the scene at 7 Beekman Ave. in Mount Vernon. (Dec. 4, 2012)

Mount Vernon police respond to the scene of
(Credit: Xavier Mascareñas)

Mount Vernon police respond to the scene of a fatal stabbing at 7 Beekman Ave. in Mount Vernon. (Dec. 4, 2012)

Mount Vernon police respond to the scene of
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Mount Vernon police respond to the scene of a fatal stabbing at 7 Beekman Ave. in Mount Vernon. (Dec. 4, 2012)

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Rachelle Leger, the landlady at 7 Beekman Ave.
(Credit: Xavier Mascarenas)

Rachelle Leger, the landlady at 7 Beekman Ave. in Mount Vernon, runs past the police tape while police respond to the scene of a fatal stabbing at the address. (Dec. 4, 2012)

Neighbors look out of their residences as Mount
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Neighbors look out of their residences as Mount Vernon police respond to the scene of a fatal stabbing at 7 Beekman Ave. in Mount Vernon. (Dec. 4, 2012)

Beekman Avenue resident Linda Earl describes her neighborhood
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Beekman Avenue resident Linda Earl describes her neighborhood as quiet while Mount Vernon police respond to the scene of a fatal stabbing at 7 Beekman Ave. in Mount Vernon. (Dec. 4, 2012)

Rachelle Leger, landlady at 7 Beekman Ave. in
(Credit: Xavier Mascarenas)

Rachelle Leger, landlady at 7 Beekman Ave. in Mount Vernon, talks on the phone as police respond to a fatal stabbing at the address. (Dec. 4, 2012)

Yonkers police cold case Det. John Geiss, center,
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Yonkers police cold case Det. John Geiss, center, speaks with colleagues at the scene of a fatal stabbing at 7 Beekman Ave. in Mount Vernon. (Dec. 4, 2012)

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The Westchester County medical examiner arrives to transport
(Credit: Xavier Mascarenas)

The Westchester County medical examiner arrives to transport the body of a stabbing victim from the scene at 7 Beekman Ave. in Mount Vernon. (Dec. 4, 2012)

Mount Vernon police converge at the scene of
(Credit: Xavier Mascarenas)

Mount Vernon police converge at the scene of a homicide on Beekman Avenue. (Dec. 4, 2012)

The Westchester County medical examiner prepares to transport
(Credit: Xavier Mascarenas)

The Westchester County medical examiner prepares to transport the body of a stabbing victim from the scene at 7 Beekman Ave. in Mount Vernon. (Dec. 4, 2012)

A Mount Vernon Police Department K-9 unit searches
(Credit: Xavier Mascarenas)

A Mount Vernon Police Department K-9 unit searches for evidence at the scene of a fatal stabbing at 7 Beekman Ave. in Mount Vernon. (Dec. 4, 2012)

Mount Vernon police work at the scene of
(Credit: Xavier Mascarenas)

Mount Vernon police work at the scene of a fatal stabbing at 7 Beekman Ave. in Mount Vernon. (Dec. 4, 2012)

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