crimes and misdemeanors

Man Accused of Murdering Sunset Park Family Found Unfit for Trial

NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 27: Members of the New York Police Department (NYPD) take part in a promotion ceremony attended by New York City Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly at Police Headquarters on January 27, 2012 in New York City. Kelly appeared in the film
Police officers wait outside a residence Sunday, Oct. 27, 2013 in the Sunset Park neighborhood of Brooklyn where five people, including a toddler, were stabbed to death earlier in New York. Emergency responders found three of the victims dead at the residence just before 11 p.m. Saturday. Two others were taken to Brooklyn hospitals, where they were pronounced dead. Photo: Spencer Platt/Spencer Platt/Getty Images

Mindong Chen, the man accused of fatally stabbing his cousin’s wife and four children in Sunset Park last October, will be committed to a psychiatric facility after two doctors found him unfit to stand trial. The 26-year-old Chinese immigrant is said to be “exhibiting symptoms of a severe mental illness,” but doctors didn’t disclose a specific diagnosis. According to court papers revealed Monday, he told police he killed the family because they tried to move him from their home to a place in Flushing. “I didn’t like staying there because it was too loud. So I argued and took a knife to them,” he said, adding, “This happened tonight because I was thinking about not having a wife and job.”

Suspect in Sunset Park Murders Unfit for Trial