NYPD Charges Man In Gay Dating App Murder

The New York Daily News reports:

The babyfaced killer from Oklahoma who murdered an Upper East Side man 40 years his senior — after meeting him on a dating app — used a knife or a sharp ceramic object to mutilate his victim’s head, a Manhattan prosecutor alleged at his arraignment early Saturday.

The suspect, 24-year-old Alex Scott, had met 64-year-old Kenneth Savinski on Wednesday, the same day he allegedly killed him in a “vicious, ferocious, crime scene attack,” Assistant District Attorney Shira Arnow said.

Inside the apartment, Scott attacked Savinski, stabbing him in the face and neck, severing his carotid artery and strangling him to death, the prosecutor said. He then allegedly grabbed the victim’s watch, credit cards and cash.