NEW YORK (CMC):
New York police said yesterday that the killer of a pregnant Jamaican-born bride-to-be left a chilling note under her body vowing that more expectant mothers would be killed unless Jamaican-born 'DC sniper' Lee Boyd Malvo is released from jail.
Police said detectives discovered the single-page, computer-printed note in the East Flatbush, Brooklyn basement apartment of Vindalee Smith, 38, who was stabbed and slashed across the throat by an unidentified killer on Saturday.
"The note was underneath the body," police told reporters, adding it was found "when they rolled her over".
Malvo, 27, is serving a life sentence for six of the 10 sniper attacks in the Washington, DC, area in 2002.
Prosecutors said he and his killing mentor, John Allen Muhammad, had planned to kill six white people a day for a month. Muhammad was executed in November 2009.
But police said there is no indication of any link between Smith, her murderer and Malvo.
Friends say Smith, a devout Seventh-day Adventist and mom of four children, had planned to get married on Sunday to her fiancÚ, Anthony Jackman.
Though police said Jackman is not a suspect, investigators spent the weekend interrogating him about the murder.
Police said Smith was just two weeks away from giving birth to a boy. The unborn child did not survive the vicious attack.
There was no sign of forced entry, and no weapon was discovered in the apartment, police said.