Bronx District Attorney Darcel D. Clark today announced that a Bronx man has been indicted for Murder and additional charges in the fatal stabbing of a man inside a bodega in the Longwood area of the Bronx.
District Attorney Clark said, “The defendant allegedly stabbed the victim inside a bodega owned by the defendant’s father. The victim lived in the neighborhood and had previously been in the store. This was a senseless act of violence.”
District Attorney Clark said the defendant, Ronny Torres, 26, of the Bronx, was arraigned today on second-degree Murder, first-degree Manslaughter and fourth-degree Criminal Possession of a Weapon before Bronx Supreme Court Justice Margaret Clancy. The defendant was remanded and is due back in court on January 21, 2020.
According to the investigation, on October 24, 2019, inside a bodega located at 950 Longwood Avenue, the defendant stabbed Frankie Williams, 37, multiple times in the stomach and chest with a sharp object. The incident was captured on video surveillance. The victim was taken to Lincoln Hospital where he was pronounced dead.
District Attorney Clark thanked NYPD Detective Darrin Smalls of the 41 st Precinct and NYPD Detective Patrick Sullivan of the Bronx Homicide Squad for their assistance in the investigation.
An indictment is an accusatory instrument and not proof of a defendant’s guilt.