HORRIFIC: Man arrested for allegedly suffocating quadriplegic girlfriend to death

Clymer Street in Williamsburg, where the body was found. Google Maps photo

Associated Press

New York City police have arrested a man for allegedly suffocating his quadriplegic girlfriend in their Brooklyn apartment.

Police say the couple's 2-year-old son was in the house when police found the body of Melissa Torres in a bathtub on Sunday.

According to the Daily News, police charged 41-year-old Angelo Sanchez with murder and endangering the welfare of a child. Police say he had 29 prior arrests, mostly for drugs.

The 32-year-old woman was pronounced dead at the scene. The toddler was not harmed.

Information about Sanchez's attorney wasn't immediately available.

August 6, 2013 - 10:00am



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