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New York Man Stabbed His Sleeping Parents, Chased Them From Home to Continue Attack: Court Records

New York Man Accused of Stabbing, Strangling Parents in Their Sleep
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Joshua Wilck in custody after he allegedly stabbed his parents while they slept and then chased them out of the home to continue attack.

Feb. 27 2024, Published 12:01 p.m. ET

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A New York man was taken into custody after law enforcement officials claim he stabbed his parents in their sleep and then chased them out of the house to continue the assault.

During the evening of Feb. 24, Joshua Wilck, 24, went into the Long Island bedroom of his 64-year-old mother and 60-year-old father and attacked them with a knife, according to court records obtained by News 12 Long Island.

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His parents tried to flee Wilck, but he followed them outside and wrapped his arms around one of the victim’s neck, the court records show.

Officers responded to the scene and subdued Wilck before taking him into custody.

Authorities said the parents were listed in critical but stable condition at the hospital.

Wilck was charged with attempted murder, assault, criminal obstruction of breathing, aggravated criminal contempt, criminal possession of a weapon, and resisting arrest, said law enforcement officials, who did not provide a possible motive in the case.

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“It’s surprising," A neighbor told News 12 Long Island, noting, "You never really hear about stories like that. It’s a quiet neighborhood. People get along with each other.”


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