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Chilling New Video Shows How NYC Bodega Worker Was Stabbed

Shocking new video obtained by The Post shows the harrowing moment Manhattan bodega worker Jose Alba was apparently stabbed himself while fending off and fatally slashing a violent ex-con who attacked him.

In the chilling footage, Alba, 61, battles back and slashes career criminal Austin Simon inside the Manhattan bodega July 1 — as the former convict’s girlfriend appears to pull a knife from her purse and stab the worker.

Simon was later pronounced dead, while Alba was charged with his murder.

The footage provides a new view of the bloody exchange. Simon’s unidentified girlfriend has not been charged in the case.

The new footage shows Simon, 35, from a different angle going behind the counter and confronting Alba, who then scuffles with the younger man and pulls a knife from a candy shelf.

Alba is seen repeatedly stabbing Simon and, after a few moments, the woman who has been identified as Simon’s girlfriend appears to take a knife from her purse and stab the worker.

Police sources said Alba was stabbed during the assault but that the girlfriend denied to cops that she knifed him.

The bodega clerk’s lawyer said during his arraignment last week that Simon’s girlfriend stabbed the worker three times in the shoulder and hand.

The new footage shows Simon then laying to the back of the register in a pool of blood. Alba is seen in the background still holding the bloody knife.

The girlfriend is seen crying and seems to be attempting to revive Simon at one point.

Police arrive and take Alba, who suffered apparent stab wounds to the shoulder, into custody.

The video comes after earlier surveillance clips showed Alba getting thrown into a wall by Simon, and another of Alba pleading with the younger man after he storms in.

“Papa, I don’t want a problem,” Alba says in one of the earlier clips.

The hard-working immigrant was charged with second-degree murder and ordered held on $250,000 bail until prosecutors negotiated a $5,000 bond last week.

Alba is now home under tight monitoring pending his next court appearance.

Watch video here.

18 Comments
  • Plumlazy says:

    WHY ! wasn’t this bitch arrested . She commented a crime . She is the one that cause the whole thing . Because her welfare card had no money on it. Suspend her welfare

  • Snickers says:

    I’m sorry, I’ve never been a racist person or had hated towards anyone person no matter what color their skin is, but I’m these finally days I’m on my knees begging for mercy because my heart that’s always been one of generosity and goodwill, had begun to harden, towards the black people. They’re proving to be just horrid people, demanding, entitled, vile , violent and all the other words that describe this awful group of hateful people. It’s hard NOT to despise them all, and despise how they’ve somehow taken hostage the strength and morality of a country I used to be so proud to live in. When did we become so weak and allowing of the discord these people have cared. God have mercy on us all

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