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Elderly man accused of stabbing 21-year-old to death

Unhappy ending: An 81-year-old man is accused of killing his grandaughter’s boyfriend when the couple got into a fight. Police charged Nicholas Diaz with manslaughter.
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An elderly grandfather killed his granddaughter’s boyfriend when the couple got into a fight in his Bushwick home, police said.

Nicholas Diaz, 81, allegedly stabbed 21-year-old Kevin Rivera in the chest at the elderly man’s home on Broadway between Van Buren and Greene streets at 2:17 am on Sunday morning.

Police said the younger man was fighting with his girlfriend when Diaz intervened and stabbed Rivera with a knife. The girlfriend called emergency personnel, who took Rivera to Woodhull Medical Center, where doctors pronounced him dead.

Police charged Diaz with manslaughter and criminal possession of a weapon. He has not yet been arraigned and a judge has not set bail in the case. It was not immediately clear if he has a lawyer yet.

Reach reporter Danielle Furfaro at dfurfaro@cnglocal.com or by calling (718) 260–2511. Follow her at twitter.com/DanielleFurfaro.

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