BRONX, NEW YORK, November 7- District Attorney Robert T. Johnson announced the indictment of a 21-year-old Manhattan man, Eligido Lind, for allegedly murdering his ex-girlfriend and their one month old daughter.
The grand jury has charged Lind, of East 129th Street, Manhattan, with one count of murder in the first degree, two counts of murder in the second degree, two counts of manslaughter in the first degree, and one count of criminal Possession of a Weapon in the fourth degree. The most serious offense, murder in the first degree, is a Class A-1 felony offense punishable by a maximum sentence of life imprisonment without the possibility of parole.
The charges in the indictment are merely accusations and the defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.
An additional felony charge of Arson in the third degree is still pending before the grand jury.
It is alleged in court papers that Lind caused the death of Luisa Rodriguez, 32, by “repeatedly stabbing her with a sharp object or objects” in her head, neck, arms and torso. Lind allegedly also caused the death of, Angela Rodriguez-Lind, his daughter,” by inflicting blunt force trauma” to the infant’s head and neck.
The bodies of the mother and newborn child were discovered on Thursday, October 25, 2012 when firefighters went to an apartment at 3034 Albany Crescent, the Bronx in response to a fire that the defendant allegedly had set.
Lind is scheduled to be arraigned on the indictment before State Supreme Court Justice Judith Lieb on Friday, December 7, 2012 in State Supreme Court, Part H-73.