Man arrested for killing elderly woman who was his roomate

March 8, 2018

NEW YORK (AP) — A man has been arrested in connection with the death of a 92-year-old woman in Manhattan.

Police have identified the victim as Veronica Ivins. She was found unconscious on her bed in her apartment on Sullivan Street in SoHo just before 7 a.m. Thursday.

The woman was taken to a hospital where she was pronounced dead.

Police say her roommate, 47-year-old Enrique Leyva, was arrested on murder charges. Information on his lawyer wasn’t immediately available.

Police did not say how the woman died nor did they give a motive.

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