NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — A jury has convicted a Brooklyn man of stabbing his wife to death in a midtown Manhattan hair salon two years ago.Akayed Ullah Gets Life In Prison For 2017 Attempted Suicide Bombing At Times Square Subway Station
Prosecutors said Kenny stabbed 40-year-old Denise Kelly multiple times in the chest, leg, hand, and forearm in the second floor bathroom of the West 35th Street hair salon where she worked.
After the attack, he stole cash from the salon’s register and fled to Brooklyn where he stole a van from his employer, prosecutors said.READ MORE: Caught On Video: Mob Attacks Woman Inside NYC McDonald's, Turns On Good Samaritan Who Tried To Protect Her
He was arrested the next day in Maryland after leading police on a five-mile chase.
According to court documents, Kenny had a prior conviction for threatening and assaulting his wife, and for violating orders of protection.
“Domestic violence doesn’t exclusively happen in the home – in many cases, it overflows into other areas of a person’s life, including the workplace,” said District Attorney Cyrus Vance. “This defendant violently stabbed his wife to death in the bathroom of the salon where she worked. My Office will continue to combat domestic violence not only by aggressively prosecuting offenders, but also by ensuring that victims have access to comprehensive care and services.”MORE NEWS: Stimulus Check Update: Is A Fourth Relief Payment Coming Your Way?
Kenny is expected to be sentenced on March 28.