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Bronx man arrested after mother-in-law found dead in his apartment with wire around neck: police

Posted at 9:13 PM, Jul 03, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-04 07:28:21-04

CLAREMONT, the Bronx — A Bronx man is facing murder charges after police found his 65-year-old mother-in-law dead in his apartment with wire around her neck Wednesday, authorities said.

Angel Montanez, 39, was arrested Wednesday in what police are calling a homicide.

The woman was found unconscious and unresponsive on a bed inside Montanez’s Sheridan Avenue apartment just before 9 a.m., officials said.

The medical examiner will determine the cause of death and the investigation is ongoing, police said.

Officials have not yet released the woman’s name.