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Police Charge ‘Grim Creepa’ After Grisly Axe Murder In Brooklyn

April 21, 2019 - 11:41 am
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NEW YORK (WCBS 880) – Police have charged a 34-year-old man who went by the “Grim Creepa” in a horrendous axe attack at a Brooklyn apartment building this weekend that left a young woman hacked to death and her friend fighting for her life.

Jerry Brown was charged with murder, attempted murder and criminal possession of a weapon.

The two women – 20-year-old Savannah Rivera and 21-year-old Angela Valle – were attacked with an axe in an eighth-floor apartment of the Bushwick Houses early Saturday morning.

Valle’s 4-year-old daughter was sleeping in another room at the time and was not harmed.

Police learned about the horrific incident after Valle hailed an Uber and asked to be taken to a hospital. The driver instead called 911 and police rushed to the scene.

Officers found Rivera in the apartment – her head nearly decapitated and some of her fingers chopped off. She was pronounced dead at the scene.

Reports say Rivera was two months pregnant at the time and also has a young boy.

Valle was rushed to Elmhurst Hospital with life-threatening injuries. She was listed in critical condition.

“Two young females were viciously attacked and assaulted,” NYPD Deputy Chief Michael Kemper said.

“This was a brutal, a terrible, vicious, vicious attack. Both victims suffered multiple deep, deep lacerations,” he said.

Police confirmed that they found a bloody axe in the trash compactor of the building.

Brown is believed to be the boyfriend of Valle. He went by the “Grim Creepa” on Facebook, and before the attack, Valle would affectionately refer to him as “Mr. 187” – police code for murder, according to The New York Post.

Brown had recently purchased an axe at a hardware store, where he reportedly asked employees to sharpen it for him.

In a bizarre interview with PIX 11 before his arrest, a sobbing Brown claimed he suffers from mental illnesses, including schizophrenia and bipolar disorder.

"What do you think I should do?" he asked PIX 11 during the interview.

Employees of the TV station urged him to turn himself in.

“I will turn myself in. I'll call the police myself,” he said.