Who is Marcin Pieciak? Man Charged for Stabbing Sarah Mcnally in Queens

36-year-old Marcin Pieciak has been arrested and charged with murder in connection with the stabbing murder of Sarah McNally.

Mcnally, originally from Longford, was stabbed over the weekend at the pub she worked at by Pieciak, who stabbed himself after that as well.

Pieciak was arrested Monday, April 1st and faces charges of murder and criminal possession of a weapon.

Witnesses say the stabbing was a domestic incident as McNally had been dating Pieciak.

Marcin Pieciak stabbed Sarah McNally in Queens

marcin pieciak charged with murder for killing of sarah mcnally

On Saturday, March 30th 2024, police were called to the Ceili House Bar in Maspeth, Queens, New York.

Upon arrival, they found a 41-year-old female with a stab wound to the neck and a male with a stab wound to his neck and back.

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Sarah McNally, the female victim, was pronounced deceased.

The NYPD released the following statement: ” “On Saturday, March 30, 2024, at approximately 18.34 hours, police responded to a 911 call for an assault in progress at 69-56 Grand Avenue within the confines of the 104 Precinct.

“Upon arrival, police observed a 41-year-old-female with a stab wound to the neck and an unidentified male with a stab wound to the back and neck.

“(Emergency services) responded and transported both aided individuals to NYC Health and Hospitals/Elmhurst in critical condition.

“The 41-year-old-female was subsequently pronounced deceased by hospital staff. The investigation remains ongoing,”

The unidentified male was later identified as Marcin Pieciak.

Marcin Pieciak, 36, with an address at 76th Street in Queens, was arrested on Monday, April 1, just after 12.30pm. and charged with murder and criminal possession of a weapon.

Sarah McNally

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On Saturday March 30th, Sarah McNally was killed after being stabbed in the neck inside a bar in Queens.

It happened Saturday just after 6:30 p.m. at 69-56 Grand Avenue in Maspeth.

According to reports, a man allegedly stabbed the 41-year-old woman in the neck multiple times inside The Ceili House pub on Grand Avenue in Maspeth around 6:30pm.

He then stabbed himself in the neck, police said.

Both were taken to Elmhurst Hospital in critical condition by EMS.

The woman died from her injuries, police said.

The circumstances surrounding the stabbing are unknown, but one witness says it may have been a dispute between a boyfriend and a girlfriend.

McNally was described as a “wonderful young woman, bright, vivacious, witty and charismatic” who went to the US “full of hope”.

She previously worked in Valentine’s public house, Main Street, Longford where she was very well liked.

She later joined The Irish Prison Service in Longford for some years before deciding on immigrating to New York.

She enjoyed music and in her younger years she appeared on stage in a number of musical productions with St Mel’s Musical Society.

McNally was originally from Longford and had moved to the U.S. about ten years ago.

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Longford Municipal District Cathaoirleach Martin Monaghan told RTE that Ms McNally’s death has left the town of Longford “in a state of shock”.

“Sarah had moved to New York about 10 years ago and she would have been an integral part of Longford life before that, having worked in bars in Longford,” he said.

He described her family as “really, really decent Longford people”.

“It’s very cruel. People struggle to say the right words at this time and there’s little anyone can say to make things better for Sarah’s parents,” he said.

“Our thoughts and prayers are with them at this time and a tragedy away from home makes things an awful lot worse.”

She was reportedly dating Marcin Pieciak who stabbed her to death.

“She was just standing there talking, her boyfriend came in and he just walked right in and stabbed her,” an unidentified female witness told the New York Post.

“Then he started trying to stab himself. Horrible. Just horrible,”

“Rest in peace my beautiful niece Sarah, we are heart broken, love you always,” Sarah’s aunt Mary McNally wrote in tribute.

Another aunt of Ms McNally, Margaret Gaffey, wrote: “My beautiful niece taken too soon,”


Longford (Irish: An Longfort) is the county town of County Longford in Ireland. It had a population of 10,952 at the 2022 census.

It is the biggest town in the county and about one third of the county’s population lives there.

Longford lies at the meeting of Ireland’s N4 and N5 National Primary Route roads, which means that traffic travelling between Dublin and County Mayo, or north County Roscommon passes around the town. Longford railway station, on the Dublin-Sligo line, is used heavily by commuters.

The town is built at a fording point on the banks of the River Camlin (from Irish Camlinn, meaning ‘crooked pool’), which is a tributary of the River Shannon. According to several sources, the name Longford is an Anglicization of the Irish Longphort, referring to a fortress or fortified house.

Longford town has a 212-seat theatre called Backstage Theatre just outside of the town, and a four-screen multiplex cinema, with restaurants.

The Irish Prison Service HQ, which is in the Lisnamuck area of the town, has a sculpture by artist Remco de Fouw, which is one of the largest pieces of sculpture in Ireland.

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