Man accused of stabbing grandma to death denied bail

A career criminal accused of fatally carving up a Staten Island grandma is behind bars — finally.

Staten Island Judge Raja Rajeswari ordered alleged killer Dantey Moore, 27, held without bail during his arraignment Tuesday.

“Yesterday afternoon, the defendant, in a seemingly unprovoked attack, stabbed a female walking down the block multiple times, in the double digits, causing her death,” prosecutor Marina Tricorico told the judge in asking for Moore to be jailed or at least given a very high bail.

“When someone tried to intervene, he also attacked that person with a knife, cutting that person,” Tricorico said.

Prosecutors cited Moore’s 15 previous convictions, three probation convictions and one failure to appear in court as reason to hold him.

Moore killed 63-year-old Geetha Howie in broad daylight and just blocks from her West Birghton home Monday afternoon, police said.

Moore hanged his head low as he was led out of the 120th Precinct minutes earlier wearing a blue sweat shirt that read “Dinaso & Sons Building Supplies,” gray pants and sneakers.

“I didn’t do anything,” he mumbled.

He returns to court Dec. 8.


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