NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – A Brooklyn man was arrested late Saturday night after police said he stabbed his mother to death in his Flatbush apartment.
Police said Richard Cohen called 911 himself. Officers found his mother Anne stabbed several times in the chest and neck.READ MORE: Bodycam Video Shows Moments Before NYPD Lieutenant Was Shot In Ankle Apprehending Suspect In The Bronx
Police described Richard Cohen as an emotionally disturbed person.
1010 WINS’ Carol D’Auria reports
Officers told 1010 WINS’ Carol D’Auria the dispute leading to the stabbing was likely over money. Neighbors told D’Auria Anne Cohen had a lot of money and her son was always asking for a handout.
Police said the 64-year-old Bensonhurst woman was taken to Community Hospital, where she was pronounced dead.READ MORE: Several People Shot Outside Queens Laundromat, Police Investigating
One of Anne Cohen’s neighbors said she’s not surprised the son is accused of killing his mother.
“Twice they had the SWAT team, he was holding her at knifepoint here,” the neighbor told D’Auria.
The neighbor also said Cohen’s two sons were socially inept.
“They were very sheltered, they never were allowed out. They went from the house to the car to school and back, private schools,” the neighbor told D’Auria.MORE NEWS: COVID In New York: Mask Mandates Not Being Re-Imposed Just Yet As Concern Grows Over Delta Variant
The 31-year-old man has been charged with second-degree murder.