Follow up on a previous post
"His intent was to kill a child," Nassau County Police Sgt. Vincent Garcia said of 23-year-old Evan Sachs.
Sachs was arrested Friday night, moments after police say he plunged the 4-inch blade of a hunting knife five times into the boy's back.
The child suffered a punctured lung but was expected to survive, saidThe boy's parents were only several feet away, but Sachs apparently waited until they were momentarily distracted to begin assaulting him,
police Lt. Ray Cote. The stabbing happened at about 8:30 p.m. as the boy was playing in an arcade that is part of a Dave & Buster's restaurant in Westbury. Nassau
Police said the suspect was carrying a typed note indicating his intent to kill a child; the victim was chosen at random. "Anyone of that age and sex would have been suitable,"
The note also indicated that Sachs had spent several weeks trolling area malls in search of the right victim.
"He's been scouting locations in the area to find an appropriate place to kill a young boy,"
Defense attorney Eric Sachs, who is not related to the suspect, declined to comment on reports about the note.
"I haven't seen it, so I can't comment on it," he said. "The main focus of my client and his family has been on the little boy. They are more concerned the little boy has a full recovery."
The suspect's mother, Randi Sachs, told 1010 WINS Radio on Monday that she was grateful that the boy was going to survive. She said her son was under psychiatric care at the time of the stabbing.
"We're very sorry for what happened," Randi Sachs said. "My son is very sorry. We hope this young boy is going to be fine."
Of her son, she added: "He needs more mental health treatment."
Sachs graduated in 2004 from Sanford H. Calhoun High School in Merrick and later from the University at
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Asocial violence does not see the victim as a person but rather a resource (a different species to be hunted)
Sachs didn’t want the boy’s money, or to have sex with the boy (resource) he wanted to hunt and kill "Anyone of that age and sex would have been suitable," He “enjoyed” the process of planning and stalking.
The boy was ambushed from behind and was stabbed with a 4-inch blade hunting knife five times.
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