Police: Canarsie mom killed in front of son

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.

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