FILE PHOTO: Police tape is seen on the website of the killing of homeless males in Manhattan, New York, U.S. October 5, 2019. REUTERS/Lloyd Mitchell/File Photograph
NEW YORK (Reuters) – New York police have charged a person with homicide for utilizing a metallic pipe to beat 4 fellow homeless males to loss of life as they slept within the metropolis’s Chinatown district, authorities mentioned on Sunday.
Randy Santos, 24, was charged with 4 counts of homicide, one rely of tried homicide and one rely of illegal possession of marijuana, mentioned New York Metropolis Police Division spokesman Martin Brown.
Santos was taken into custody on Saturday after officers responded to a report of an assault and located the our bodies of 4 victims in Manhattan’s Chinatown neighborhood.
The suspect’s mom, Fioraliza Rodriguez, instructed the New York Every day Information that she had kicked her son out of her home three years in the past as a result of he was hooked on medication, assaulted her and his grandfather and stole from the household.
“I by no means thought he would kill somebody,” Rodriguez instructed the newspaper. “I used to be afraid of him, although, as a result of he punched me. That’s once I instructed him to get out of my home.”
The police division’s chief of detectives for Manhattan South, Michael Baldassano, instructed reporters on Saturday that the victims had seemed to be sleeping and a fifth sufferer was within the hospital. The situation of the fifth sufferer was not instantly recognized on Sunday.
Reporting by Gabriella Borter