Cold-blooded robbery left two homicides in New York | The State
David Host and Chasity Cutway
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Chasity Cutway and David Host were arrested and face charges for a violent robbery that evolved into the fatal stabbing of two residents of Swan Lake (NY), 108 miles north of NYC.
The New York State Police (NYSP) said Cutway, 37, and Host, 32, are suspected of killing Glenn and Derek Travis, 41 and 18, at their home on the night of January 13.
According to the criminal complaints filed in the case, Host and Cutway illegally entered the Travis home with the intent to commit a robbery, armed with a knife, around 11:20 p.m. Wednesday. Once inside, they caused two homicides with multiple stab wounds.
Prosecutors filed murder charges and also charged them with robbery and being armed with a knife. Authorities have not disclosed the relationship between the suspects or the victims, or whether the crimes were premeditated or circumstantial.
The Monticello Central School District released a statement in the killing of teenager Derek Travis, whom it identified as a Sullivan County student.
Host has three prior felony convictions, according to the Orange County Clerk’s website, detailed Record Online.