‘Grim Creepa’ charged with murder in gruesome Brooklyn axe attack

Adam Warner
April 21, 2019 - 10:38 am
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NEW YORK (1010 WINS) – Police have charged a man with murder after a woman was killed and a second woman was left fighting for her life in an axe attack in Brooklyn this weekend.

Police have charged 34-year-old Jerry Brown with murder, attempted murder and criminal possession of a weapon. He’s believed to be the boyfriend of one of the victims.

Brown is accused of hacking 20-year-old Savannah Rivera and 21-year-old Angela Valle early Saturday as Valle’s 4-year-old daughter slept in a nearby bedroom in the Bushwick Houses. The young girl was not hurt.

NYPD Deputy Chief Michael Kemper said the little girl was unhurt, but the women were savaged.

“This was a brutal or terrible, vicious, vicious attack. And I stand by that. Both victims suffered multiple, deep lacerations,” Kemper said.

Rivera was nearly decapitated and pronounced dead at the scene. The New York Post reports that she was nine weeks pregnant at the time. She also had a toddler son.

Valle – believed to have been Brown’s girlfriend – was badly wounded but managed to escape and get help. She was hospitalized in critical condition.

A relative told ABC 7 that she’s in shock over the horrific attack.

“How nobody heard those screams in that building,” she said. “I’m pretty sure that there was screams.”

Brown reportedly called himself the "Grim Creepa" on his Facebook page. He was on the run for several hours after the attack.

At some point a sobbing Brown spoke with a producer for PIX 11, describing his mental health problems and saying he had cut his hand. When Brown asked what he should do, a PIX 11 producer urged him to turn himself in.

"I will turn myself in. I'll call the police myself," he told the station.

An employee at a hardware store near Brown’s home told the New York Post he bought the axe there and asked workers to sharpen it for him.

Brown was at Bellevue Hospital on Sunday for a psych evaluation.