Police: Long Island woman killed visitor from England, claimed she needed to 'rid house of evil'

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Kristin Thorne reports on the fatal stabbing in Great Neck.

A 66-year-old woman is accused of stabbing a woman from England to death in a Long Island home Monday.

Officers responded to the house on North Road near Spring Lane just before 4 p.m., where they found 61-year-old Denise Webster, of Garswood.

Police say 66-year-old Faye Doomchin was arrested Tuesday morning in connection to the stabbing and was charged with second-degree murder.

Police say Garswood was visiting Doomchin's home when the stabbing occurred.

"Sometime while sitting in the living room, they were talking and the woman made statements that she did not like the woman from England and she claimed she needed to rid the house of evil and she appeared from the kitchen with a kitchen knife, walked right over to her and stabbed her in the chest," Det. Lt. Stephen Fitzpatrick said.

Police said Doomchin and Garswood had never met before, but they have a male friend in common and that is who the victim was visiting when they met at lunch.

After lunch, the victim came to Doomchin's home to socialize, play the piano and have cake and coffee when the incident occurred, police said.

Doomchin is being held without bail, and her attorney has requested a medical examination.

"There are no words to describe how tragic this case is," her attorney said. "We are now investigating the facts to determine what actually happened and, just as important, why this tragedy occurred."

Neighbors who have been friends with Doomchin for years said this behavior is out of character.

"She's such a loving mother," Negar Paknoush said. "So kind."

Doomchin has one prior arrest from 1999 for assault where a weapon was also used.

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