NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — The stepfather accused of beating his 18-year-old stepdaughter to death with a hammer in Brooklyn Thursday has been charged with murder.

Lakeshia Seymour was found unconscious and suffering from severe head trauma in front of her house at 1457 E. 102nd St in Canarsie.

Authorities said 53-year-old Jean Simon fled the scene Thursday afternoon. He was apprehended by police after his car overturned on the Jackie Robinson Parkway in Queens.

Police said they were not chasing the man when he crashed. Officers found the man hiding in heavy brush next to a cemetery at Cypress Avenue and Vermont Place.

Comments (3)
  1. Very conservative says:

    Liberalism is a mental disorder.

  2. business daily says:

    You are here RELATED KEYWORDS TNN May 15 2010 12.45am IST GREATER NOIDA A 28-year-old chartered accountant who had come to Ryan International School in Beta-I sector for auditing was found dead inside the school on Thursday. Ajay Sharma originally from Koderma in Jharkhand allegedly scaled a four-feet high wall around 7.15pm on Thursday evening to reach the swimming pool where he was found drowned.

  3. Ms. Chocolate says:

    What a horrible way for her to be killed. God bless her..

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