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Aug 18, 2017
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BRONX NEWS: Arsonist pours gas and lights up 99-year-old Bronx woman’s lawn

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Aug 17, 2017
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BRONX NEWS: Petition to spare teen who killed mom’s attacker picks up steam

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Aug 17, 2017
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BRONX NEWS: Cops trying to ID naked corpse found in shopping cart in Bronx


Cops are trying to identify the naked corpse found stuffed in a shopping cart outside a Bronx bodega, police said.


The victim, who is black or Hispanic and believed to be in his late teens or early 20s, was discovered by two men looking for bottles near the Bonoful Grocery on E. 182nd St. in University Heights about 8:45 p.m. Wednesday.


The naked body wasn’t dismembered, but jammed into a cardboard box and covered with a plastic garbage bag, police sources said.


An autopsy has been slated to determine the man’s identity and cause of death. The body did not appear to show any signs of trauma, sources said.

Human remains found inside shopping cart in the Bronx


The folding shopping cart had been outside the bodega near Jerome Ave. for most of the day, according to neighborhood bottle hunter Terry Frazier, who had approached the cart three times, but never inspected it because it didn’t look like it was carrying recyclables.


“You touch the top of it and if you hear ‘clink, clink, clink,’ you know it’s cans or bottles,” he said.


“I didn’t hear a clink. I touched it and felt something mushy, like wet carpeting. I left it alone. If I feel something and it’s not bottles, I’m not digging.


“You couldn’t really see what was inside,” he added. “I wasn’t about to go peering through to find out what it was.”


Frazier said he didn’t smell an odor coming from the covered contents of the cart.


“Oh my God!” he gasped upon learning of the rotting remains. “ That’s too much.”


Detectives and officials with the city medical examiner’s office were still investigating the scene early Thursday.


Fernando Sanchez, 30, a driver with a local taxi service, said he and about 20 neighborhood residents were hanging out on 182nd St. when they smelled the rotting corpse as police carted off the body around 10:30 p.m.


“When they moved the body, it smelled like death,” said Sanchez, who said he and other onlookers covered their noses as the body was removed. “It smelled like a meat shop where the meat is all rotten.”

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Aug 16, 2017
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BRONX NEWS: Mom of Bronx man charged in choking death happy to see son again


The high school football player charged in the death of his mother’s abusive ex-boyfriend returned with her Wednesday to the scene of the crime — even though debate still raged over whether he did anything wrong.


A day earlier, supporters of Luis Moux, including his principal, stood in his corner as he was arraigned on manslaughter charges in Bronx Criminal Court, accused of choking to death Stanley Washington, 43, while coming to his mother’s defense early Monday in their Bronx apartment.


Moux, 18, who was released on bail, declined to comment as he left with his mother, apartment Tuesday with his mother, Lorena Sesma, 37, from their University Avenue apartment, which was still blocked off by crime scene tape.


“I’m happy to see my son again.”

Bronx man chokes his mom’s ex to death after seeing him beat her


Meanwhile, a makeshift memorial grew outside Washington’s Bronx home, where friends and relatives placed candles and flowers to spell his name.


A close friend said Washington’s name and reputation are being sullied in his death.


“The mother is painting Stan out to be an animal but that’s not the case,” the friend said. “He took care of that kid while his own father was locked up.”


Moux, a student at Progress High School for Professional Careers in Williamsburg, was in his bedroom at 4:30 a.m. Monday when Sesma began arguing with Washington in the hallway of her University Heights apartment.

Bronx man charged in choking death of mom’s abusive ex-boyfriend


Moux told cops he held Washington in a chokehold for two minutes until he “fell asleep,” sources said.


Washington had been arrested 33 times in the past for crimes ranging from assault to criminal possession of a weapon to menacing, criminal trespass and possession and sale of marijuana, sources said.

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Aug 16, 2017
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BRONX NEWS: Man wanted for molesting 13-year-old girl in the Bronx


Police are looking for a man who molested a 13-year-old girl on the stairs of her friend’s Bronx apartment building, cops said Wednesday.


The creep followed the teenager a few blocks from a nearby subway station to her friend’s apartment near Southern Blvd. and Leggett Ave. in Woodstock around 7:45 p.m. Monday, authorities said.


Inside the building’s stairwell, the man tried to put his hands down the girl’s pants and force off her clothes, police said.


But when she resisted, the man ran off.


Cops on Wednesday released surveillance video of the suspect taken on Avenue St. John near Fox St.


He is described as Hispanic, in his mid-20s, and 5-foot-5 with a medium build. He wore a black baseball cap, black T-shirt, blue jeans and white sneakers.

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Aug 16, 2017
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BRONX NEWS: Five shot, one fatally, in four-borough swell of gun violence

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Aug 15, 2017
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BRONX NEWS: Bronx man charged in choking death of mom’s abusive ex-boyfriend


The high school football player in the Bronx who choked his mom’s boyfriend to death because he was attacking her has been charged with manslaughter, sources said.


Luis Moux, 18, was awaiting arraignment Tuesday, as new details emerged about the deadly altercation.


The dead man, Stanley Washington, 43, had been arrested 33 times in the past for crimes ranging from assault to criminal possession of a weapon to menacing, criminal trespass, and possession and sale of marijuana, the sources said.


The two most recent unsealed arrests were in March 2006 for menacing and in April 2005 for drug possession.

Bronx man chokes his mom’s ex to death after seeing him beat her


Moux was in his bedroom at 4:30 a.m. Monday when his 37-year-old mother Lorena Sesma began arguing with Washington in the hallway of her University Heights apartment while having a smoke, sources said.


When Sesma retreated into her apartment, Washington followed and punched her repeatedly in the head, sources said.


Moux, a 220-pound offensive lineman on his high school football team, pulled him off Sesma. As the two were struggling, the teen wrapped his arm around Washington’s neck.


Moux told police that he held Washington in a choke hold for two minutes until he “fell asleep.” Moux has bite marks on his forearm and knee.


Sesma initially told cops she briefly passed out, sources said, and woke up to find her son standing over her ex, but reversed course and said she was conscious for the entire time.


She also confirmed to cops there had been prior domestic violence incidents between her and Washington.


A source said Monday that Washington was involved in two confrontations at the University Ave. building where police were called.


In 2014, cops were called to break up a dispute. In 2016, sources said the ex-boyfriend assaulted Sesma and beat up an older woman.


An autopsy is scheduled for Tuesday to find out Washington’s cause of death.


Moux is a student at Grand Street Campus High School in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.


His Facebook page is filled with pictures of him in his football pads and uniform.


On Monday, neighbor Angel Nives, 65, described Luis as a good kid.


“He’s a school kid, a good student not involved with drugs or hanging out with bad people,” Nives said.

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Aug 15, 2017
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BRONX NEWS: Bronx educator lawsuit claims punishment for whistleblowing

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Aug 14, 2017
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BRONX NEWS: Muslim worshipers tried to stop man who slashed boy, 6, at mosque

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Aug 14, 2017
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BRONX NEWS: Bronx man chokes his mother’s ex-boyfriend to death


An 18-year-old Bronx man choked his mother’s ex-boyfriend to death early Monday as the older man was beating the woman inside the family’s apartment, sources said.


The son was taken into custody after telling police what happened.


It was not immediately clear if he would be charged.


The dramatic incident happened inside the family’s University Ave. apartment in University Heights at about 4:30 a.m.


The 37-year-old woman began arguing with the ex-boyfriend in the hallway of the building after he showed up before dawn to talk to her, sources said.


When she retreated into her apartment, the 43-year-old man followed and began beating her, sources said.


The teen son, who was in his bedroom, came rushing out.


He fought with the ex-boyfriend and put his hands around his neck, pulling the older man off his mother.


The mother briefly passed out, sources said, and awoke to find her son standing over her ex.


The dead man’s name was not immediately released because his family has not yet been notified.


A police source said he had been arrested 26 times. It was unclear if any of the charges involved domestic abuse incidents.

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Aug 14, 2017
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BRONX NEWS: Slain cop Miosotis Familia honored at Dominican Day Parade

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Aug 13, 2017
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BRONX NEWS: Man wanted for sexually assaulting girl, 12, in Bronx alley


A man sexually assaulted a 12-year-old girl in a Bronx alley Sunday morning, police said.


The man started following the girl near E. 174th St. and Weeks Ave. at about 11 a.m., as she was walking to a bodega.


He told her he had a gun and forced her into the alley where he assaulted her, officials said.


He ran off. The girl ran for help and someone called 911.


She was taken to an unspecified area hospital and is in stable condition, police said.


The girl told cops she did not see a gun.


No arrest has been made. Cops are canvasing the area for witnesses and security video, they said.

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