- Faye Doomchin, 66, was charged with murder on Tuesday over the fatal stabbing at her home in Long Island, New York a day earlier
- The victim was a 60-year-old British woman who was on a three-week holiday
- Doomchin had only just been introduced to the victim through a mutual friend
- The trio had gone to lunch before going back to Doomchin's home on Monday
- She allegedly stabbed the woman in the chest moments after saying she didn't like her and 'needed to rid the house of evil'
A New York woman has been charged with stabbing a British tourist to death with a kitchen knife because she allegedly wanted to 'rid her home of evil'.
Faye Doomchin, 66, was arrested on Tuesday at her Long Island home after allegedly stabbing the 60-year-old woman a day earlier.
Police found the victim, who was on vacation from England, with stab wounds to her chest inside Doomchin's home on Monday at about 4pm.
The woman was rushed to hospital where she was pronounced dead. Police are withholding her identity until they can alert her family.
Police said Doomchin and the victim had only just been introduced that day by a mutual male friend.
The trio had lunch on Monday before going back to Doomchin's home to listen to the mutual friend play piano.
Detective Lt. Stephen Fitzpatrick said the group were sitting in the living room talking when Doomchin suddenly said she didn't like the British woman.
Moments later, Doomchin allegedly said she 'needed to rid the house of evil'.
Faye Doomchin, 66, was arrested at her Long Island, New York home on Tuesday over the fatal stabbing of a 60-year-old British tourist
Doomchin allegedly then grabbed a knife from the kitchen and stabbed the woman in the chest.
'They never met before, they just met that day, came back to the house and then this incident happened,' Fitzpatrick said.
Police said the victim had only arrived in the US last week and was due to stay for three weeks.
Doomchin was charged with second degree murder over the attack and is scheduled to be arraigned on Tuesday.
She is believed to have lived at the home with her husband Michael and their adult daughter, according to online records.