CANARSIE - Police say a Brooklyn nurse was killed today in front of her 12-year-old son.

Officials say the Canarsie stabbing happened on East 81st Street, where Maritza Jolliffe was found unconscious in the basement of her home.

Police arrested 54-year-old Eaustacio Roberts and charged him with murder, burglary and criminal possession of a weapon. Jolliffe's family says he was her boyfriend.