DA Vance Announces Indictment of Man Who Violently Assaulted and Stabbed Ex-Girlfriend Inside Her Lower East Side Apartment

March 5, 2015

Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance, Jr., today announced the indictment of BRIAN QUATTROCCHI, 37, for violently attacking and stabbing his ex-girlfriend inside her Lower East Side apartment. The defendant is charged in an indictment in New York State Supreme Court with Attempted Murder in the Second Degree, Kidnapping in the Second Degree, Attempted Assault in the First Degree, and Assault in the Second and Third Degrees.[1]

“Domestic violence is rarely a one-time occurrence,” said District Attorney Vance. “As alleged in this case, the defendant assaulted his ex-girlfriend inside her apartment, and a little more than one week later, went back to the apartment to wage an even more violent attack, beating and stabbing her while attempting to prevent law enforcement officials from coming to the victim’s aid. Thanks to the bravery of responding officers, this individual was stopped before he was able to do even more harm to this victim or others. I encourage anyone affected by domestic violence to visit the Manhattan Family Justice Center or call my Office’s hotline at 212-335-4308; help is available for those in need.”

According to the indictment and statements made on the record in court, on January 27, 2015, QUATTROCCHI violently assaulted his 40-year-old ex-girlfriend inside her apartment, hitting her, knocking her to the ground, and kicking her prone body. When the victim escaped to another room, QUATTROCHI allegedly barricaded the front door of the apartment against responding police officers, picked up a knife, and followed the victim into the bathroom. The defendant is then accused of ignoring several police orders to drop the knife, instead threatening the officers and stabbing the woman repeatedly in her chest before officers were able to subdue him with non-fatal shots to the torso and arm.

According to a criminal complaint, on a previous occasion, QUATTROCCHI allegedly went the apartment ten days earlier and, when asked to leave by the victim, instead attacked her and struck her in the face.

Assistant District Attorney Siobhan Carty is handling the prosecution of the case, under the supervision of Assistant District Attorney Robert Ferrari, Deputy Chief of Trial Bureau 40, Assistant District Attorney Armand Durastanti, Chief of Trial Bureau 40, and Executive Assistant District Attorney John Irwin, Chief of the Trial Division. 

District Attorney also thanked Police Officer Patrick Lynaugh of the NYPD 7th Precinct and Captain Jesse Lance of PSA 4 for their assistance.

[1] The charges contained in the indictment are merely allegations, and the defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty. All factual recitations are derived from documents filed in court and statements made on the record in court.

Defendant Information:

Brooklyn, NY


  • Attempted Murder in the Second Degree, a class B felony, 1 count
  • Kidnapping in the Second Degree, a class B felony, 1 count
  • Attempted Assault in the First Degree, a class C felony, 1 count
  • Assault in the Second Degree, a class F felony, 2 counts
  • Assault in the Third Degree, a class A misdemeanor, 1 count