Man Is Arrested in Killing of Woman and Baby in the Bronx

Police on Saturday arrested a 21-year-old man and charged him with murdering a woman and her 1-month-old daughter and then setting their Bronx apartment on fire last week.

Firefighters responding to a blaze at the apartment on Thursday night discovered the body of the woman, identified as Luisa Rodriguez, 32, under a mattress with multiple stab wounds. The body of her daughter, Angela, was found nearby.

Police identified the suspect as Eligidio Lind of 42 East 129th Street in Harlem. He has been charged with two counts of murder, two counts of manslaughter and two counts of arson. Police said they believed Mr. Lind was the boyfriend of Ms. Rodriguez, and that he was Angela’s father.

Neighbors said that Ms. Rodriguez’s boyfriend had moved out months ago, but came by frequently. The two would often argue, neighbors said, and as recently as last week, he was heard screaming at her.


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