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Man Accused of Killing Girlfriend Threatened to Blow Up Apartment
By David Greene and Andre Rivera
BRONX, NEW YORK, OCTOBER 1- Despite an order of protection, a young woman is dead and her former lover now faces charges in her death.
Patrolmen from the 43rd Precinct were called to a 6th floor apartment at the Bronx River Houses, located at 1609 East 174 Street in the Soundview section, at 5 p.m. on Thursday, September 25.
Officials say Jean Paul Rodriguez, 26, was armed with a pair of knives as he barricaded himself in his apartment and held police at bay for nearly two hours after threatening to blow up the apartment.
One source stated that once Con Edison turned off the gas to the apartment, officers from the Emergency Services Unit stormed the apartment when they discovered the lifeless body of Tynasha Robinson on the eve of her 22nd birthday.
Robinson's relatives confronted Rodriguez as police took him out of the building's back entrance, police struggled to keep the angry mob away from Rodriguez as he was placed in a waiting ambulance.
Rodriguez was treated for multiple cuts to his fingers that police say occurred during the attack on Robinson, who was stabbed repeatedly in the neck and torso. Rodriguez was awaiting to be arraigned on murder and weapons possession charges.
Police say Rodriguez had a prior arrests for shooting an NYPD officer with a BB gun in December, 2007 and for assaulting Robinson in early 2013.
Rodriguez was arrested again on June 25, after smashing Robinson's cell phone and tossing her out of his apartment. Robinson was then issued an order of protection.
Robinson lived with her family in an apartment one floor below Rodriguez where the pair grew up in the same building and had been friends for years before they started dating about three years ago.
In an unrelated case, police discovered Cynthia Migliozzi, 57, "unconscious and unresponsive" at her Mace Avenue home in the Allerton section on Sunday, September 21.
Migliozzi suffered multiple puncture wounds to her body and died a short time later at Jacobi Hospital.
The following day police charged Martin Migliozzi, 56, believed to be the victims husband, with murder, manslaughter and possession of a weapon.