WHITE PLAINS – A Yonkers man was arraigned in Westchester County
Court on Wednesday on an indictment charging him in connection with the
death of his mother.
Andrew Coverdale, 37, with no known address in Yonkers, was charged with murder and criminal possession of a weapon in the death of Dawne McCray on January 16.
Coverdale walked up to a security booth at 2 Schroeder Street in Yonkers at about 12:30 p.m. and told the security guard that he had just killed his mother and asked him to call the police.
When police arrived, Coverdale was still at the guard booth and he told officers his mother was located in an apartment at the complex. Officers found McCray stabbed to death in her bed. They found the apparent murder weapon, a knife, on a window sill in the living room.
The victim had been stabbed in the face and neck involving a carotid artery and jugular veins resulted in massive bleeding.
Coverdale remains in the Westchester County Jail without bail. If
convicted, he could be sentenced to 15 years to life in state prison.