A second suspect — who’s on lifetime parole for homicide — has been arrested in connection to the chilling demise of an aged girl who was discovered sure and gagged in her Higher West Aspect house final week, cops mentioned Wednesday.
Terrence Moore, 53, was picked up Tuesday and charged with homicide and housebreaking in connection to the slaying of Maria Hernandez, 74, inside her West 83rd Road dwelling final week.
The bust got here hours after cops launched a surveillance picture of the suspect.
Police mentioned Tuesday that video footage reviewed by investigators — however not publicly launched — reveals Moore coming into the 74-year-old sufferer’s West 83rd Road constructing with the beforehand arrested accused killer Lashawn Mackey.
Separate footage reveals him coming into an house in Brooklyn the place Mackey, 47, had been staying, cops mentioned.
State correction information present that Moore was held in state jail from 1990 to 2017 on second-degree homicide, first-degree theft, weapon possession and jail contraband costs.
He was positioned on lifetime parole, the information present.
The deal with Moore offered to cops is a homeless shelter in Crown Heights, simply blocks from Mackey’s deal with.
Mackey too has a felony previous: Information present he was sentenced to as much as 23 years in jail in 2000 on a first-degree assault conviction and served almost 20 years earlier than his launch in 2019, information present. He has maintained his innocence.
The sufferer in that case was stabbed 15 occasions and left mendacity in the midst of a Brooklyn road with “his intestines hanging out of his physique,” Manhattan Assistant District Legal professional Maxine Rosenthal mentioned at Mackey’s arraignment Sunday.
Mackey, a former tremendous of Hernandez’s constructing, was ordered held with out bail in connection to her homicide.
Hernandez’s badly overwhelmed and injured physique was discovered by her sister, Maria Terrero, when she went to examine on her round 9:30 p.m. Jan. 18, based on police.
Hernandez was left mendacity face-down on the bed room flooring of her ransacked dwelling, cops and police sources mentioned. She was gagged, with a sheet and garments strewn over her physique, and her palms and ft sure.
Cops mentioned the house had been ransacked, and an post-mortem by the health worker later decided that Hernandez died of asphyxia.
“She had intensive accidents, together with bruising and abrasions to her face, her arms, her again, and lacerations to each the vaginal and rectal areas,” Rosenthal mentioned throughout Mackey’s arraignment.
“This was clearly a premeditated crime the place the defendant went to the basement previous to the assault to interrupt into the tremendous’s workplace and dismantle the safety surveillance programs positioned therein,” the ADA added to Decide Felicia Mennin.