Cops solve 10-year-old cold case following a witness ‘epiphany’: sources

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Cops solve 10-year-old cold case following a witness ‘epiphany’: sources

Ex-con Christopher Barnhill, 32, is facing murder charges for gunning down Edward Knight inside a Morrisania building on September 30, 2010, officials said. He was arrested Monday and ordered held without bail after a Bronx grand jury indicted him on murder charges. (Getty Images/iStock) A reluctant witness’ “epiphany” helped cops solve the grisly slaying a decade ago of a 23-year-old Bronx man, sources with knowledge of the case said Wednesday.

Ex-con Christopher (Yatti) Barnhill, 32, faces murder charges for gunning down Edward Knight in a Morrisania building at about 4 a.m. on Sept. 30, 2010, officials said.

Barnhill, a resident of Harlem, is accused of shooting Knight in the back of the head following a heated argument between the two men in an apartment on 166th St. near Boston Road, cops said.

Once the witness came forward, cops and prosecutors set their sights on Barnhill, who has been arrested nearly a dozen times, and did two years in prison starting in 2015 on a weapons possession conviction.

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