A Bronx woman has been arrested and charged with allegedly stabbing a male acquaintance to death in his Throggs Neck home, according to the NYPD.
The victim, Aaron Rodriguez, 39, was found dead in his home on Quincy Avenue by his estranged wife on Tuesday, March 14.
When Rodriguez did not show up to his job with the NYC Department of Sanitation Tuesday, police said his manager contacted his estranged wife to inquire of his whereabouts.
Emergency responders were called to the home at 7:48 a.m. where they found the man unconscious and unresponsive.
He was pronounced dead at the scene by EMS.
He was found with knife wounds on his hands and legs, according to police.
The murder weapon was recovered at the scene, according to the Bronx D.A.’s office.
Police arrested 31-year-old Naomi Olmeda of Mott Haven in connection with the murder.
She was charged with second-degree murder, a class A-1 felony; second-degree manslaughter, a class C felony; criminal mischief, a class A misdemeanor, and fourth-degree criminal possession of a weapon, a class E felony.
Motive for the killing has not been released by police, but some published reports said Olmeda found items belonging to another woman in Rodriguez’s apartment Sunday night, and an ensuing argument turned violent.
Olmeda appeared in Bronx County Court briefly Monday, March 20, before her case was adjourned by a judge until Tuesday, April 11.
She had not been indicted as of Tuesday afternoon, according to Bronx District Attorney’s office spokesperson Patrice O’Shaughnessy.
Olmeda is being represented by Xavier Donaldson of the Harlem-based law firm Donaldson & Chilliest LLC.
Calls to Donaldson for comment were not returned by press time.
While some neighbors said they had heard about the murder, none interviewed were familiar with the deceased or the accused.
Rodriguez’s apartment in a two-story private house remained sealed off by police as of Tuesday, March 21.
The murder was the second in less than a month in the normally quiet Throggs Neck area.
On Wednesday, February 22 police responded to a home on Logan Avenue where Zakir Khan, 44, had been killed.
Khan’s landlord, Taha Mahran, 51, was charged with the murder, which police said allegedly stemmed from a dispute over Khan’s failure to pay months of back rent.