DA Vance: Brian Quattrocchi Sentenced to 23 ½ Years in Prison for Beating, Repeatedly Stabbing his Ex-Girlfriend in her Lower East Side Apartment

June 15, 2017

Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance, Jr., today announced the sentencing of BRIAN QUATTROCCHI, 39, to 23 ½ years in state prison for beating and stabbing his ex-girlfriend inside her Lower East Side apartment in January 2015. On March 17, 2017, a New York State Supreme Court jury found the defendant guilty of the top counts in the indictment: Attempted Murder and Kidnapping, both in the Second Degree, as well as Attempted Assault in the First Degree.

“For the second time this week, justice has been served in a brutal domestic violence assault case. Sadly, it came too late for one of the victims,” said District Attorney Vance. “Brian Quattrocchi’s years of inflicting physical, mental, and emotional abuse on his ex-girlfriend culminated in this vicious and terrifying attack. It easily could have turned fatal, if not for the bravery of the heroic responding NYPD officers. On Tuesday, Eugene Miller was convicted by a jury of fatally shooting his ex-girlfriend outside their child’s Harlem daycare center. I urge anyone trapped in a similar cycle of domestic violence to seek help before it’s too late: visit the Manhattan Family Justice Center at 80 Centre Street, or call my Office’s hotline at 212-335-4308.”

As proven at trial, on January 27, 2015, QUATTROCCHI violently attacked his 40-year-old ex-girlfriend inside her Lower East Side apartment, hitting her, knocking her to the ground, and kicking her prone body. When the victim escaped to another room, QUATTROCHI barricaded the front door of the apartment against responding police officers, picked up a knife, and followed her into the bathroom. As police broke down the door, the defendant held the knife to the victim’s throat, threatening both her and the officers. The defendant ignored several police orders to drop the knife, and began stabbing the woman repeatedly in her chest before officers were able to subdue him with non-fatal shots to his arm and torso.

Assistant District Attorney Siobhan Carty handled the prosecution of the case with the assistance of Assistant District Attorney Courtney Razner, under the supervision of Assistant District Attorney Robert Ferrari, Chief of Trial Bureau 40, Assistant District Attorney Armand Durastanti, Counsel to the Trial Division, and Executive Assistant District Attorney John Irwin, Chief of the Trial Division. Trial Preparation Assistant Nicholas Orbon assisted with the case. 

District Attorney thanked members of the NYPD for their assistance, including Police Officer Patrick Lynaugh of the 7th Precinct, Deputy Inspector Jesse Lance of PSA 4, and the Emergency Service Unit’s Sergeant Michael Edwards and Detectives Peter Quinn, Frank Stevens, and Ryan Norman. 

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


  • 23 ½ years in state prison