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The Bobster
10-29-2015, 06:41 PM

Guy cited for hogging subway seat was wanted for murder
By Shawn Cohen
October 29, 2015 | 2:38pm

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Gregory White was charged with second-degree murder in the January 2015 slaying of his girlfriend, Victoria Hammond (pictured).
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Transit cops caught an A-train rider stretched out across two seats as the train stopped at Columbus Circle, and wrote him a summons — but when they ran his name, they discovered he was wanted for questioning in the brutal stabbing murder of his girlfriend in Coney Island.

Once in custody, Gregory White, 43, of Brooklyn, soon confessed to plunging a knife more than two dozen times into tragic grandmother Victoria Hammond, 58, according to law enforcement sources. He was charged Thursday with second-degree murder.

Hammond’s family members were shocked — and grateful — that such a minor infraction may have solved a crime that has haunted them for ten months.

“Wow. On the A-train. Wow,” Hammond’s son Dartaguan :rolleyes:, 38, of Waterbury Connecticut, said when told how cops found their suspect.

“They followed through and did not give up,” the son added. “They did a great job.”

“We had hope that somebody was going to pay for this,” added the victim’s former husband, Eric Hammond, 66, of Brooklyn.

Police are giving little credence to White’s fantastical claim that the naked granny had come at him with a knife :rolleyes: — which he claimed he then pulled from her grip and stabbed her with in self defense.

She was found dead inside her basement apartment on West 37th Street on Jan. 24.

White had an unresolved criminal trespass arrest from January and was arrestedon a warrant out of Chesterfield, Virginia, in 2007, law enforcement sources said.

In addition to second degree murder charges, White was also charged with assault and criminal possession of a weapon.

“Addressing quality of life stuff led to the arrest of this murderer,” one law enforcement source said.