Jonathan Green of Mount Vernon (left) was arraigned in Westchester County Court today on charges of second-degree attempted murder, second degree assault, third-degree criminal possession of a weapon and first-degree stalking, according to the Westchester County District Attorney’s office. He pleaded not guilty.
Green, 38, is accused of attacking a 53-year-old White Plains woman on Aug. 3 as she walked out of Greater Centennial AME Zion Church on South Eighth Avenue in Mount Vernon.
Prosecutors allege Green stabbed the woman multiple times and ran off, leaving the knife blade in her back near the shoulder. She was treated at Jacobi Medical Center for her injuries.
Police found Green two days later and took him into custody without a struggle. He was charged, police said, after he made statements incriminating himself in the attack.
Green and the woman used to date, police said, but she broke off the relationship in June. In the days before and following the attack, prosecutors said, Green left threatening phone messages on her cell phone. Mount Vernon police said the woman had reported domestic violence incidents about Green before the attack.
Detective Lt. Vincent Manzione said Green “was definitely infatuated with her.”
Green, a porter for a Mount Vernon business, has an extensive criminal history, which included six convictions, two for felonies, one a violent felony, and three misdemeanor charges from 1993 to 2008, Mount Vernon police said. The violent felony conviction was for second-degree assault with intent to cause physical injury with a weapon.
He is being held without bail at the county jail in Valhalla. He is due back in court on Oct. 11 and faces up to 25 years in state prison if convicted.
Staff writer Will David contributed to this report.