New York orthodontist, 41, is indicted for attempted murder after ‘stabbing her ex-fiance’s new girlfriend in sneak attack from inside the victim’s car’
- Orthodontist Alika Crew, 41, was arrested and charged with attempted murder
- Crew allegedly attacked her ex-fiance’s 30-year-old girlfriend by lunging at her from a crouching position behind the driver’s seat in the victim’s car
- Police said Crew slashed the victim on her neck, leaving her seriously injured
- After the alleged attack, police said Crew left the scene but later returned
- Witness told police Crew told the victim she was a doctor and offered to help
- But the victim yelled that Crew was her attacker and police arrested her at scene
- Crew has been charged with attempted murder and assault; she’s out on bail
A New York orthodontist has been arrested and charged with attempted murder for allegedly stabbing her ex-fiance’s new girlfriend.
The Westchester County District Attorney’s Office announced the indictment of Alika Crew, 41, of New Rochelle, on Thursday.
Authorities said Crew seriously injured her former fiance’s girlfriend in a stabbing attack on July 28.
Crew allegedly attacked the 30-year-old woman by lunging at her from a crouching position behind the driver’s seat in the victim’s car.
New York orthodontist, Alika Crew (pictured), 41, has been arrested and charged with attempted murder for allegedly stabbing her ex-fiance’s new girlfriend
The victim managed to escape from inside the vehicle but she was caught by Crew after a short chase.
Crew then sliced the victim’s neck with a razor blade causing significant and ‘possibly permanent damage to the neck,’ according to authorities.
Crew also left injuries on the victim’s hand, which was cut when the victim tried to push her away.
Authorities said the alleged attack occurred a few blocks from where Crew and her ex-fiancé were still living together as the victim drove away from the house after spending the night.
At the time of the attack, Crew and her ex had broken off their engagement.
After the attack, Crew left the scene as neighbors came outside to help the victim, police said.
After the attack, Crew left the scene as neighbors came outside to help the victim (pictured left), police said
Surveillance footage showed a driver stop to offer the victim help around the same time a homeowner stepped onto her porch to call 911
According to the New York Post, surveillance footage showed a driver stop to offer the victim help around the same time a homeowner stepped onto her porch to call 911.
That’s when Crew, who practices orthodontics at clinics in Queens and Stamford, Connecticut, returned moments later and ‘pretended to be an additional concerned neighbor’.
One witness said Crew walked toward the victim, saying: ‘I’m a doctor.’
The Post reported that when the victim saw Crew, she began to yell: ‘She’s lying! It’s her.’
When police arrived, the victim pointed Crew out as the attacker and police arrested her at the scene.
The victim was taken to a local hospital and had to undergo surgery for her wounds.
The homeowner who called 911 later told local reporters that the incident had already been reported as a dog bite.
Crew has been charged with second degree attempted murder, multiple counts of assault, unlawful imprisonment and criminal possession of a weapon.
She is out on $200,000 bail. Crew is scheduled to return to court on November.