Bronx DA: Bronx Man Indicted For Murder of Girlfriend & Wounding of Granddaughter in Stabbing Spree

BRONX MAN INDICTED FOR MURDER OF GIRLFRIEND AND WOUNDING OF GRANDDAUGHTER IN STABBING SPREE

Defendant Also Set Apartment on Fire; 9-Year-Old Victim Escaped with Multiple Wounds

                  

Bronx District Attorney Darcel D. Clark today announced that a Bronx man has been indicted for fatally stabbing his girlfriend and critically wounding her 9-year-old granddaughter, and then setting their apartment on fire.

 

District Attorney Clark said, “This defendant allegedly butchered his longtime girlfriend, and then turned the knife on her young granddaughter. Fortunately the girl escaped, and her resilience inspires us to bring this defendant to justice.”

 

District Attorney Clark said the defendant, Henry Maldonado, 55, of 700 East 156th Street in the St. Mary’s Park Houses, was arraigned on June 7, 2016 before Bronx Supreme Court Justice George Villegas on an indictment charging second-degree Murder, first-degree Manslaughter, second-degree Attempted Murder, second-degree Assault, second and third degree Arson, and two counts of fourth-degree Criminal Possession of a Weapon. He was remanded and is due back in court on September 12, 2016 in Part 77.

 

District Attorney Clark said that on the morning of May 11, 2016, Maldonado stabbed his girlfriend Carmen Irizarry, 60, and 9-year-old Heaven Irizarry multiple times. Irizarry died at the scene. Heaven ran to a neighbor. Maldonado then set fire to the apartment.

 

The case is being prosecuted by Assistant District Attorney Felicity Lung of the Gangs/Major Case Bureau.

 

An indictment is an accusatory instrument and not proof of a defendant’s guilt.

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