Lawyer Claims Self Defense For Store Clerk Accused Of Fatally Stabbing Homeless Man In Harlem

accused-attacker-in-harlemA lawyer for a 33-year-old shop clerk accused of stabbing an 18-year-old homeless man to death in Harlem said Thursday he was just defending himself.

Cheichk Fall, 33, was arraigned Thursday in Manhattan Criminal Court and charged with the murder Monday of Ashton Niles, officials told source.

“This is certainly a case of self-defense where Mr. Niles had been told repeatedly to leave the store,” Fall’s lawyer Jeffrey Chabrowe told the judge, saying Niles attacked Fall with a box cutter.

Fall was ordered held without bail.

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