PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) — The suspect charged in connection with Providence’s fifth homicide of the year appeared in court Tuesday.
Police arrested Araya Brinkley, 52, early Saturday morning after they say he stabbed a man to death near the corner Dorrance and Fulton Streets — outside of a convenience store.
Police identified the victim as 41-year-old Troy Henderson of Providence.
Brinkley was charged with one count of murder.
Providence Police Lieutenant Richard Fernandez said Brinkley fled the scene on a bike and was later stopped with a bloody knife in his possession.
His public defender told the judge the defendant was honorably discharged from the Marines, works as a full-time chef, and cares for his 3-year-old son.
Brinkley is being held without bail and police have not commented on a possible motive.