An Upstate New York man has been accused of brutally stabbing his ex-girlfriend about 40 times, over a credit card dispute, in her own front yard in Coram, New York, on Long Island east of New York City on Saturday, Oct. 23.

Kason Parker, 33, who hails from Albany, New York, stands accused of second-degree murder after he allegedly stabbed his ex-girlfriend Meghan Kiefer, 27, about 40 times in front of her friend and her 1-year-old child after she asked him to hand over her credit card, WNYT reported.

On Saturday, Oct. 23, Keifer returned to her house with her friend and her friend's twin children to retrieve her credit card from Parker who was staying at her house. After Kiefer requested the card back from him, Parker allegedly pulled her out of the car, grabbed a blade from his pocket, and began stabbing her all over her body. The witnesses initially thought that Parker was punching the victim. However, it was only later that they realized that Parker had a knife in his hand.

Kiefer was living at her grandmother's place at the time of the murder and had only moved back to Long Island several months ago.

Following the attack, a neighbor dialed 911 and alerted the authorities about the killing at around 4:45 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 23. Officers rushed to the scene and found the victim lying unresponsive on the grass with multiple stab wounds all over her body. Kiefer was immediately rushed to Stony Brook University Hospital, however, she was pronounced dead upon arrival, according to Law & Crime.

Following the incident, Parker was tracked to a Port Authority bus terminal en route to North Carolina. The assailant was quickly arrested by the homicide detectives on Sunday, Oct. 24. Parker reportedly gave the officers a fake name before his arrest.

Parker, who has a long list of multiple prior convictions including strangulation and assault, pleaded not guilty to the second-degree murder charge on Monday, Oct. 25, during an arraignment at the First District Court in Central Islip, CBS New York reported.

"This is a tragic, tragic incident and this defendant murdered this woman and then fled the scene and tried to evade law enforcement,” Suffolk County District Attorney Timothy Sini said.

“He tried to evade law enforcement and we will get justice on behalf of the victim,” Sini added.

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