A Manhattan man accused of fatally stabbing his aged spouse was caught after phoning his niece and telling her he had executed “one thing dangerous,” prosecutors stated Sunday.
Cops arrived on the scene at West 144th Street to search out suspect Geraldo Balbuena, 68, holding a “massive wood-handled knife” — and his 79-year-old spouse’s physique mendacity in a pool of blood close by, courtroom papers stated.
Officers had been delivered to the house after Balbuena’s niece phoned 911 telling an operator that her uncle informed her he’d executed a “dangerous” factor and that he was suicidal, the doc stated.
Arriving police noticed the alleged wife-killer by means of his fire-escape window standing within the house holding the knife, in accordance with the official grievance towards him in Manhattan Criminal Court.
Upon coming into the house, cops discovered Balbuena’s spouse, Lanilda Nuez, “mendacity unresponsive on the bed room ground in a pool of blood,” the courtroom docs stated.
Lanilda was pronounced lifeless at St. Luke’s Hospital at 11:15 p.m. after 35 minutes of CPR, prosecutors stated — lower than an hour after police arrived on the scene.
Balbuena, 68, faces prices of second-degree homicide and fourth-degree legal weapons possession.
Neighbors on Saturday informed The Post that the pair might have been feuding over a home they owned.
Balbuena had been consuming and handing out beers to adults and sweet to youngsters on the day of the homicide and in addition spoke to neighbors about committing suicide.
Friends and household stated Lanilda, affectionately referred to as “China,” was a breast-cancer survivor who typically held courtroom from her stoop.
“She was everybody’s grandmother on this block. She was humorous. She was feisty, that’s why everybody liked her. She was at all times making everybody chuckle,” stated her granddaughter, Chanill Arashiro, 30.