SHEEPSHEAD BAY, Brooklyn — A 15-year-old girl was charged Monday in the deaths of her mother and her mother's boyfriend whose decomposing bodies were found in a Brooklyn apartment, police said.
The victims were identified as Rosie Sanchez, 38, and her live-in boyfriend Anderson Nunez, 40, police said. Investigators found Sanchez slumped in a chair; she had been shot in the head and stabbed in the chest, according to the medical examiner. Nunez, whose lifeless body was discovered on the living room floor, had been stabbed in the head, neck and torso.
Sanchez's teenage daughter, whose name has not been released, faces two murder charges and one count of criminal possession of a weapon, police said. Investigators are now looking for whomever supplied the gun, according to Chief Boyce.
Investigators discovered two knives and .380-caliber shell casings at the scene, law enforcement sources said. Those sources added that the girl implicated herself in the slayings during questioning by police. She told detectives her mother had been "physically abusive in the past," according to Chief Robert Boyce.
The deceased couple shared an apartment in the 2300 block of Batchelder Street in Sheepshead Bay.
It's there that their bodies were found about 6:30 p.m. Sunday in a pool of blood, police said. Officers were responding to a call for a wellness check.
Law enforcement sources told PIX11 News Sunday night the victims' bodies had been in the apartment for some time and were decomposing. Because they were killed before the New Year, according to Commissioner Bratton, 2015 murder statistics had to be revised, climbing from 348 to 350.
A motive for the couple's deaths has not been determined, but detectives are eyeing a domestic issue as possible sparking the violence, sources said.