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Cops: Man beat stepdaughter to death with hammer

Friday, July 15, 2011

One man is in custody after police say he beat his stepdaughter to death with a hammer at a home in Brooklyn.

Police were called to 1457 East 102nd Street in Canarsie at 2:27 p.m. on a report of a woman assaulted.

There, they found 18-year-old Lakeshia Seymour unconscious inside the home, bleeding from her head. She was pronounced dead at the scene.

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Her stepfather, 53-year-old Jean Simon, fled the scene and was apprehended by police after his car overturned on the Jackie Robinson Parkway in Ridgewood, Queens.

A Good Samaritan tried to help the driver after the crash, and police say the suspect pulled a knife on him. That man was uninjured.

The suspect ran into a nearby cemetery, where police eventually arrested him.

Charges against Simon are pending.

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