East Harlem Man Stabbed to Death in Washington Heights

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A 22-year-old woman was arrested for murder today, suspected of stabbing a man to death at her Washington Heights apartment before dawn, police said.

Antoine Scott, 24, was found with stab wounds to his chest around 2:30 a.m. He was taken to Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center where he was pronounced dead.

Neighbors said the woman, Kelly Lopez-Roldan, was pregnant with twins and had a relationship with Scott. “I just heard he was at his baby mama’s house,” said neighbor Jason Tomas, 19, pointing to the building at 450 W. 164th St. where the murder took place.

Anthony Rodriguez, the building’s custodian, believed the murder stemmed from domestic violence. “The couple was always fighting, about three times a week,” he said. “From what I hear, there have been noise complaints about the couple.”

In Scott’s apartment on East 111th  Street and Third Avenue, a woman who identified herself as his sister called him a “good, loving person.”

Scott’s neighbor Chanel, who asked that her last name not be used, said she believed the woman in custody was Scott’s girlfriend. “I don’t know if he has any kids right now, but I know he was expecting twins with the woman who murdered him,” she said.

Joel Aquino, 23, who lives in Washington Heights near the murder site, said he was not surprised by the violence. “This is the second time. A few years ago two guys got shot and they blocked off this whole block,” he said.

Officer Vrachimes, securing the building today, said the case is still under investigation and that residents know more than the police at this point.

“I guess he hit her too hard this time,” Rodriguez said.

By Yumna Mohamed and Myeisha Essex

http://theuptowner.org/2011/12/07/east-harlem-man-stabbed-to-death-in-washington-heights/

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