Second suspect arrested in murder of elderly woman
A second suspect has been arrested and charged in connection to the murder of an elderly woman on the Upper West Side, police said.
NEW YORK - A second suspect has been arrested and charged in connection to the death of a 74-year-old woman found bound and murdered on the Upper West Side, the New York City Police Department said.
According to police, Terrence Moore, 53, of Brooklyn, is charged with murder and two counts of burglary. He was arrested Tuesday around 11 p.m.
The news comes after police arrested Lashawn Mackey, 47, also of Brooklyn, over the weekend and charged him with murder, attempted murder and burglary in connection to the death of Maria Hernandez.
Arrest made in murder of 74-year-old UWS woman
Police say they have made an arrest after a 74-year-old woman was found bound and murdered in her apartment on the Upper West Side this week.
Hernandez was found "unconscious and unresponsive" last Wednesday inside an apartment on West 83rd Street, with her hands and feet tied, police said. She was pronounced dead at the scene.
Police said Mackey was a temporary employee in the building and was working in the building on the day of the murder.
Suspect arrested in murder of elderly Manhattan woman
47-year-old Lashawn Mackey of Brooklyn is in custody.
Speaking to FOX 5 NY prior to Mackey’s arrest, Hernandez's sister said she couldn't understand how the killing happened.
"She was a wonderful, wonderful, wonderful lady. I have no idea, I think I'm living a very bad dream right now," she said.
Elderly woman found dead & tied up in UWS apartment
74-year-old Maria Hernandez was found dead inside her Upper West Side apartment on Wednesday night. Police say her hands and feet were bound, but that there are no other obvious signs of trauma.