A Deer Park woman was sentenced to 30 years in prison for stabbing a woman to death and attempting to kill her son, who was the defendant’s ex-boyfriend.
On the morning of December 23, 2021, Shaquela Titley, 31, fatally stabbed Marie Mille in her Deer Park home. Titley, who had been renting an apartment inside Mille’s home for approximately nine months, was apparently upset because Titley’s ex-boyfriend and Mille’s son, was not going to renew Titley’s apartment lease.
Titley’s ex-boyfriend, who was not present at the home when the stabbing took place, returned later that day to find his mother dead and covered in blood. Titley then attacked him and stabbed him multiple times. The victim ultimately fought his way out of the house and ran towards a neighbor’s home seeking protection. Titley was arrested later that day.
On August 29, 2023, Titley pleaded guilty before Supreme Court Judge Timothy P. Mazzei, to first-degree manslaughter, a Class B felony, and second-degree attempted murder, a Class B violent felony. On October 5, 2023, Mazzei sentenced Titley to 30 years in prison followed by five years of post-release supervision.
“During a fit of anger, this defendant chose to go on a rampage where she viciously killed an 85-year-old woman, Marie Mille, and then attempted to kill her ex-boyfriend, in the most merciless and violent way,” said Suffolk County District Attorney Ray Tierney. “We hope this sentence brings a small measure of closure to the victims’ friends and loved ones.”