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June 04, 2015 -- Westchester County District Attorney Janet DiFiore announced today that Sidney Brown (DOB 10/03/63) of 334 High Street, Mount Vernon, New York, was arraigned today on a seven-count indictment charging him with:

  • one count of Attempted Murder in the Second Degree, a class “B” Felony,
  • one count of Assault in the First Degree, a class ”B” Felony,
  • one count of Assault in the Second Degree, a class ”D” Felony,
  • one count of Stalking in the First Degree a class ”D” Felony,
  • two counts of Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the Third Degree, class “E” Felonies,
  • one count of Endangering the welfare of a Child, a class “A” Misdemeanor,
  • one count of Aggravated Harassment, a class “A” Misdemeanor,

relating to the attempted murder of Deborah Henry.

“This indictment outlines a frightening course of escalating violence by the defendant including constant harassment, intimidation and stalking. Ultimately the defendant waited for the victim at a commuter train station and attacked her in full view of numerous witnesses, if it wasn’t for the intervention of several good Samaritans, the outcome would have been much worse,” said District Attorney Janet DiFiore.  

On April 8, 2014 at approximately 6:30 p.m. in the evening in the parking lot of the Irvington Metro-North Rail Road station, the defendant accosted the victim and stabbed her repeatedly in the neck, torso, back, and thigh.  

The attack was witnessed by numerous bystanders and the Irvington Fire Chief who intervened.

The defendant and victim had been domestic partners and have three children in common.

Both victim and defendant were admitted to local hospitals.

On April 10, the defendant was discharged from Westchester Medical Center and arraigned in Irvington Village Court.

It was determined that the defendant had a number of open arrest and bench warrants in Mount Vernon and Yonkers for domestic violence incidents involving both his current wife and this victim.  

The defendant’s remand was continued.

The case was adjourned to Aug. 13, 2015.

The defendant faces a maximum sentence of twenty-five years in state prison.

Assistant District Attorney Wendy Parra, Chief of the Domestic Violence Bureau and Assistant District Attorney Karen Herbert of the Domestic Violence Bureau are prosecuting the case.


Sidney Brown

Sidney Brown


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