Former St. Pete resident brutally murdered in N.Y.

A Queens man was arrested and charged with murder after police responded to a reported incident at his residence on Stanhope Street late Wednesday night, according to New York City police.

Render Stetson-Shanahan, 26, was charged with murder, criminal possession of a weapon, menacing and two counts of criminal mischief. Police said both Stetson-Shanahan and the victim, Carolyn Bush, 25, lived at the same address.

The New York Daily News and the New York Post report Stetson-Shanahan and Bush were both Bard College graduates with Stetson-Shanahan graduating in 2012. According to Journal archives, a Render Stetson-Shanahan from Rhinebeck graduated from Bard in 2012.

Upon responding to the incident at 11:50 p.m. Wednesday, police found Bush had suffered multiple stab wounds, and Stetson-Shanahan had what appeared to be a self-inflicted stab wound to the leg, according to police. Bush was transported to Wyckoff Heights Medical Center in Brooklyn, where she was pronounced dead, according to police, while Stetson-Shanahan was transported to Elmhurst Hospital in Queens, where he was treated and charged.

Heartbroken friends of the Queens woman stabbed to death by her roommate have launched a fundraising campaign to help her family.

Poughkeepsie Journal


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