A Brooklyn man who was stabbed to death a day after getting released from jail tried to rob his friend with a fork before the bloody incident, according to newly released statements.
Maxwell Gouveia, 41, was arraigned on a murder indictment in Brooklyn Supreme Court on Friday for stabbing 31-year-old Jashwa Faulkner to death on April 11.
Faulkner was released from Rikers Island the previous day and was staying with Gouveia at his Crown Heights apartment.
“The defendant admitted stabbing the deceased after the deceased, whom he had invited in to his apartment, had tried to rob him with a fork,” according to one of several statements Gouveia allegedly gave detectives after his arrest.
If convicted, Gouveia faces 25 years to life in prison.
Gouveia’s attorney Mark Pollard entered a not guilty plea on his behalf for the possible self-defense case.
Faulker was stabbed in the neck which poured his blood all over the front entrance of Gouveia’s Brooklyn Ave. apartment building.
He was rushed to Kings County Hospital where he died.
A weapon was not recovered, according to court documents.
Credit: NY Daily News