From police show to police investigation

One employer is reported to have gotten a call from an employee Wednesday morning. Allegedly the employee Kevin Howard, 48, talked to his employer about harming his girlfriend. Some reports say that he had told him he had done something bad. The employer contacted police.

Police who responded to the home about 10:30 am on Wednesday morning, found Kevin Howard attempting to flee. They were able to get him in custody when he wrecked the vehicle he was driving.

At the home, police found 47 year old Jude Carabba dead in a hallway. Police say she had multiple stab wounds.

Kevin Howard has been charged with murder and criminal possession of a weapon.

Neighbors have reported they heard the couple arguing recently. And one article reports the couple were breaking up.

It has also been reported that Jude Carabba was an actress and had worked as an extra in such shows as ‘NYPD Blue’.


One of the hardest things for a parent to do is to bury a child. This will be the third child  that Mary and Dr. Otto Carabba Jr. will bury.

In 1989 they lost their 18 year old son Richard in Vietnam. And in 1987 they lost their other son Otto III to a rare form of cancer.

Police say there was no recorded history of domestic violence. But the father has said that recently his daughter had said that his daughter was afraid of Howard and that “About four weeks ago, she told me he had threatened her with a knife.

According to Jude’s mother “She was a sparkler, and she was probably one of the friendliest people you would ever know.” Besides NYPD Carabba had also been in other shows such as the movie Casino, and TV programs “Law and Order”, and “The Soprano’s”.

Allegedly the couple had broken up a month ago, but Carabba returned to the home on Tuesday. Allegedly the argument was over money and led to Carabba being stabbed “all over the body, mainly the torso.

Jude Carabba was the mother of one child a 20 year old son, who just graduated from Army basic training.

It is unknown why Carabba went back to the apartment, though it is speculated that she may have gone back to retrieve some belongings as Kevin Howard was planning to move from the apartment this week.

Friends report that they had warned her to leave Howard, and that while together Howard had called her excessively at work, spent her money and yelled at her for getting a ride home from work with a male co-worker.

Jude Carabba worked under the stage name of Jude Michelle and recently gotten some new acting bits, as well as she had recently recorded an album which she hoped to market as she liked to sing blues and jazz.



  1. Jim Fuller said,

    August 31, 2006 at 2:05 pm

    Here’s a recent event in my area. It is unrelated the the sad story above, but I found no other area of your blog to post this.

  2. John said,

    September 3, 2006 at 5:48 pm

    I knew Kevin Howard from grade school and Jude Carabba from high school.
    Although I wasn’t close to either one and have not seen either in over 20 years. Kevin was always very strong like his brother. I don’t remember them as being bullies, but you did not want to get into a fight with them.
    Jude Carabba was well liked and was a nice person, as I recall. But I was surprised that she went out with him. I had no idea that they were together or that she was an actress. I did not figure Kevin for an abusive person, but I was not close to him either. It is a damn shame.

  3. john tomasulo said,

    March 11, 2007 at 12:37 am

    i remember judy from alfred ag and tech college she was very friendly and kind . i am sorry to here about her passing.

  4. Queen Voudica said,

    September 14, 2010 at 10:00 pm

    I am not related to either person, and got it from a very reliable source that Jude use to use drugs and got Kevin addicted to drugs.

    Kevin was always a very hard worker as the rest of his family and they had a good family, and a very good provider, home owner, kept his home furnished nice etc.

    Then he met Jude which was his downfall. Every time he brought the paycheck home and gave it to Jude, she spent it on drugs instead of furnishing the apartment. It sounds like Kevin snapped.

  5. Queen Voudica said,

    September 14, 2010 at 10:05 pm

    Just heard from a very reliable source today that Jude was into drugs and got Kevin hooked. I believe he snapped. I believe he was remorseful since he called his boss.

    His brother is in hospital. Go see him.

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