Bronx DA: Bronx Man Sentenced to 18 Years in Prison for Fatally Stabbing Mother’s Roommate



Defendant Pleaded Guilty to First-Degree Manslaughter


Bronx District Attorney Darcel D. Clark today announced that a Bronx man has been sentenced to 18 years in prison after pleading guilty to first-degree Manslaughter for fatally stabbing his mother’s roommate in their Williamsbridge apartment in 2019.


District Attorney Clark said, “The defendant stabbed the 60-year-old victim approximately seven times, causing his death. After the incident, the defendant confessed to the 911 operator and responding NYPD Police Officers that he had stabbed and killed the victim.”


District Attorney Clark said the defendant, Arian Medina, 26, last of 724 East 220th Street, was sentenced today to 18 years in prison and five years of post-release supervision by Bronx Supreme Court Justice Steven Hornstein. The defendant pleaded guilty to first-degree Manslaughter on December 1, 2021.

According to the investigation, on June 16, 2019 the defendant, who was living with his mother and her roommate, Jose Garcia, heard his mother and Garcia arguing. The next morning, at approximately 8:37 a.m., Medina stabbed Garcia multiple times in the torso and right arm using multiple knives. The defendant then called 911 and told the operator: “I just stabbed somebody and killed him. Come get me.” Medina also told NYPD Officers who responded to the scene that he had stabbed the victim. His confession was captured on the Officers’ body-worn camera. The victim was declared dead at the scene.


   The case was prosecuted by Assistant District Attorney Masateru Marubashi of the Homicide Bureau, under the supervision of Christine Scaccia, Chief of the Homicide Bureau, and under the overall supervision of James Brennan, Deputy Chief of the Trial Division, and Theresa Gottlieb, Chief of the Trial Division. District Attorney Clark thanked NYPD Detective Tracey Treanor of the 47th Precinct and Detective Patrick Flatley of Bronx Homicide for their assistance in the investigation.


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