A Brooklyn man has been sentenced to 20 years to life in prison for commuting from Brooklyn to Long Island to stab a Babylon woman on New Year’s Day in 2022.
On January 1, 2022, Michaelle Jaccis, 21, was at her home in West Babylon along with her fraternal twin brother and 15-year-old brother. Sometime after 2:00 p.m., Kisjonne Campbell, 25, knocked on the door of their residence. The victim’s 15-year-old brother answered, and opened the door to find Campbell wearing all black with a ski mask on and gray sneakers. Campbell proceeded to ask the boy if he had a phone number for a cab company, which he looked up for him. Campbell left shortly after.
The victim’s brother had informed her what happened, and she decided to take a drive in their family vehicle. Upon returning home, Jaccis was attacked by Campbell in front of her home. Her brothers rushed outside when they heard screaming to find Campbell, still wearing the same clothing from earlier, stabbing their sister. Campbell fled the scene as the victim’s two brothers went back into the house to call 911. Responding officers spotted Campbell jogging down a nearby block just several minutes after the 911 call. Campbell attempted to flee the officers by jumping a fence, but was unsuccessful and taken into custody. The victim’s two brothers then identified Campbell as the perpetrator.
Campbell’s knife was found later that afternoon by members of the Suffolk County Police Department, hidden in a bush of the house next door to the scene. The tip of the knife was missing and was later found to be lodged in the victim’s skull. The ski mask was also later found and contained DNA that matched Campbell’s.
Campbell was transported to police headquarters where he was questioned by detectives for two hours. During that time, Campbell admitted on videotape that he had a previous relationship with Jaccis and took a cab from the homeless shelter he was staying at in Brooklyn to her residence. He also admitted to punching her in the face, and described the knife he was carrying, but told police that he blacked out after punching Jaccis.
On May 8, 2023, Campbell pleaded guilty to second-degree murder before Supreme Court Justice John B. Collins. He was sentenced on July 5, 2023 to 20 years to life in prison.
“There is absolutely no justification for this defendant’s violent actions,” said Suffolk County District Attorney Ray Tierney. “The brutal manner in which he chose to attack and kill Ms. Jaccis deserves an equally brutal sentence in prison.”