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December 11, 2018

Grandmother reeling from finding her slain grandson in their Brooklyn home; killer sought

September 28, 2018
Sherod Watford was found dead inside a house on Avenue M in Brooklyn on Sunday. (Theodore Parisienne for New York Daily News)

The grandmother of a man stabbed to death in the Brooklyn home they shared for 20 years was still reeling Monday from finding her grandson’s body, a neighbor said.




Sherod Watford, 33, was found unconscious in his Flatlands home on Ave. M about 7:30 a.m. Sunday. He was stabbed and slashed, police said, with puncture wounds to his chest and cuts on his body.

“I heard his grandmother screaming…,” said a neighbor, Kim Lee. “I said, ‘What happened? What happened?’ She just said, ‘He’s gone.’ She was sobbing. She was beside herself.”

Despite the nature of Watford’s wounds, the city medical examiner had still not determined the cause of death Monday.

Police on Monday said no arrest had been made and that it wasn’t yet clear what sparked the murder.

Neighbors said Watford doted on his twin pre-teen daughters.

Lee, 40, said he was “kind and respectful” and had just started a new job, though she didn’t know what it was.

“It’s just very shocking,” Lee said. “He was always kind and respectful. I watched him grow up. He loved basketball, loved sports.”







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