Defendant Pleaded Guilty to First-Degree Manslaughter
Bronx District Attorney Darcel D. Clark today announced that a Bronx man has been sentenced to 17 years in prison after pleading guilty to first-degree Manslaughter for strangling his 21-year-old girlfriend.
District Attorney Clark said, “The defendant murdered his girlfriend, with whom he had been in a relationship with for approximately seven years, during an argument. He stayed in the apartment with her body for 48 hours then went to police and confessed to the killing. We must address the significant domestic violence problem in the Bronx to prevent such homicides.”
District Attorney Clark said the defendant, Angel Esteban Feliz Rodriguez, 24, of 1628 Nelson Avenue, was sentenced today to 17 years in prison and five years’ post-release supervision by Bronx Supreme Court Justice Ethan Greenberg. The defendant pleaded guilty to first-degree Manslaughter on December 11, 2019.
According to the investigation, on April 8, 2019, in the apartment the couple shared, the defendant argued with the victim, Indira Ramirez Rivera, 21. Rodriguez strangled her, causing her death. On April 10, 2019, the defendant went to the 48th Precinct station and told police he had a fight with his girlfriend and that she was dead in their apartment. The Police Officer’s body camera captured the defendant’s confession. Police went to the apartment and found the victim.
District Attorney Clark also thanked NYPD Detective Francis Orlando of Bronx Homicide and NYPD Officer Johanna Vega of the 48th Precinct.