Video After The Jump
Report via New York Post -- The Bronx man who walked into a local police precinct station house and confessed to killing his girlfriend was angry because she had stayed out overnight, police sources told The Post Thursday.
Angel Esteban Felix Rodriguez, 24, strolled into the 48th Precinct station house with an interpreter around 6 p.m. Wednesday and admitted to officers that he killed Indira Ramirez-Rivera, 21, two days prior, police and sources said.
Rodriguez gave his apartment keys to cops, who went to the couple’s Nelson Avenue basement apartment and found her lifeless body in a bedroom, sources said.
Rivera was discovered strangled to death face-up on a bed, the sources said.
Rodriquez was later charged with murder and manslaughter for the slaying. Police have not released a motive.
Shocked neighbors told The Post on Thursday the couple had a hot-and-cold relationship, and that Rivera had moved out of the apartment in the past before moving back in.
“They seemed lovable but then they argued and it was heated,” neighbor Smily Rodriguez, who has no relation to the suspect, told the Post.
Rodriguez, 35, was home when police flooded the scene Wednesday night, and said she knew things were bad when she saw police head downstairs with their rubber gloves on.
“I heard one EMT say: ‘It looked like the devil was in there,'” she said.
Neighbors said Rivera had just returned from the Dominican Republic, where she had plastic surgery.
“She wasn’t able to move around that well,” said 18-year-old Andy Ramirez.