Murder-suicide chills Windsor Terrace and snarls commute

Murder-suicide chills Windsor Terrace and snarls commute
Community Newspaper Group / Thomas Tracy

An unhinged 31-year-old turned his Windsor Terrace home into a bloodbath on Monday morning, stabbing both his parents before jumping in front of an oncoming train at the 15th Street subway station in a failed suicide bid that disrupted the morning rush.

Witnesses told police that the violence erupted inside a quaint brick-faced one-family home on Howard Place between Windsor Place and Prospect Avenue at 8:15 am when Ryan Devaney lashed out on his parents, plunging a knife into his 57-year-old mother’s eye and abdomen, killing her, and slashing his 50-year-old father’s throat.

The father stumbled out of the home, holding his blood-soaked neck while his son ran from the home en route to the F and G station in nearby Bartel Pritchard Square.

Horrified commuters watched as he jumped in front of a Queens-bound G train.

“He attacked his parents, but was so distraught over what he did that he tried to take his own life,” an NYPD source told this paper.

Devaney was unsuccessful. He was under the train — and alive — when paramedics arrived. He was taken to Lutheran Medical Center in Sunset Park, where he was listed in serious but stable condition. Meanwhile, all Manhattan- and Queens-bound service was suspended for an hour, according to an MTA spokesman.

Both parents were rushed to New York Methodist Hospital in Park Slope where Devaney’s mother died of her injuries. His father was listed in critical condition.

Investigators did not disclose what sparked the attack, but neighbors described Devaney as a “troubled” man who had just moved out of his parent’s home.