Killings Happened A Month Apart; Elderly Man Had Won Lottery
Bronx District Attorney Darcel D. Clark today announced that a man has been indicted for the fatal stabbings of his 73-year-old uncle and a 45-year-old woman during robberies in the Bronx. The first murder occurred on June 11, 2018 and the second killing occurred on July 11, 2018, while the defendant was being sought by police.
District Attorney Clark said, “The defendant allegedly killed his uncle who was battling cancer, during a robbery that netted him a few dollars. A month later, while he was on the run, the defendant allegedly killed a woman who was considered a close friend of his family, at the place where she worked.”
District Attorney Clark said the defendant, Idris Abdul Muhaymin, 45, originally from Georgia, was indicted in the murders of Owen Dillard, who was his uncle, and Wanda Rios, an employee of MNI Security Specialist Inc., at 888 East 233rd Street. The defendant was arraigned today before Bronx Supreme Court Justice Steven Barrett on first-degree Murder, four counts of second-degree Murder, two counts of first-degree Manslaughter, four counts of first-degree Robbery, and first and second-degree Strangulation. The defendant was remanded and is due back in court on October 9, 2018.
According to the investigation, on June 11, 2018, the defendant allegedly put Owen Dillard in a chokehold and stabbed him repeatedly with a sharp object. The victim sustained wounds to his head and neck. He was pronounced dead at the scene. On July 11, 2018, the defendant entered the MNI office while Wanda Rios was there alone. He then stabbed her repeatedly with a sharp object, causing her death, and fled with electronic equipment.
District Attorney Clark thanked NYPD Detectives Javier Cordero of the 40th Precinct, Mark Moccia of the 47th Precinct, and Sean O’Leary and Robert Klein of Bronx Homicide for their assistance in the case.
An indictment is an accusatory instrument and not proof of a defendant’s guilt.