A former high school student was charged with homicide in connection with the stabbing death of a man who had recently moved into his apartment in Brooklyn.
The man was identified by police as a 29-year-old male who lived in the 5400 block of West 57th Street in Crown Heights, police said.
On Sunday, a woman who lives in the same building as the man, identified as 37-yearold Maria L. Rodriguez, was arrested and charged with first-degree murder, police sources said.
Sources told the Daily News that the man had recently left the apartment and was found dead in the hallway by a woman he was with.
The woman said that her husband was not at home at the time of the incident, but police said she had been.
The NYPD is still investigating the incident and it is not clear if the man died from the incident.
The stabbing happened just before 6 a.m.
Saturday on West 57st Street.
The victim’s body was found in a hallway and was not immediately identified.
According to police, Rodriguez had called 911 around 2:30 a.p.m., saying that she had just had a fight with her husband and was trying to escape to her apartment, sources said, adding that she was not wearing a mask.
Police said Rodriguez told police that she believed the man who stabbed her to be her ex-husband, and that she feared for her life, the sources said.(AP Photo/John Minchillo)The stabbing happened a short time later and police said the victim had not been found.
Police did not immediately identify Rodriguez or say whether she has an attorney.
Rodriguez has been charged with second-degree manslaughter and first-level attempted murder, both felonies, sources told the News.
She has been in custody since her arrest, and it was not clear whether she had an attorney, police told the paper.
Police had no immediate comment on the nature of the relationship between Rodriguez and the man.
The incident is the second death linked to Rodriguez’s boyfriend in less than a month.
A woman, whose name was not released, died of a heart attack on Dec. 14 in Brooklyn, and the next day, another woman died in Queens, where the woman’s boyfriend lives, sources with knowledge of the case told the newspaper.
The Brooklyn Police Department has not released any information on the deaths, and Rodriguez’s case is under investigation.