Victim Was Hospitalized in Critical Condition; Died Weeks After Incident
Bronx District Attorney Darcel D. Clark today announced that a Bronx woman has been indicted on Murder and additional charges in the death of her boyfriend.
District Attorney Clark said, “The defendant allegedly instigated a fight with the victim, who was her boyfriend at the time, inside the Soundview Houses. When the victim walked away, she allegedly stabbed him. We will seek justice for the victim and his family, who lost their loved one due to domestic violence.”
District Attorney Clark said the defendant, Yarelis Olmeda, 41, of 1710 Randall Avenue, was arraigned today on second-degree Murder, first-degree Manslaughter and fourth-degree Criminal Possession of a Weapon before Bronx Supreme Court Justice Albert Lorenzo. The defendant was remanded and is due back in court on May 19, 2021.
According to the investigation, at approximately 9:55 p.m. on February 20, 2021, in a hallway inside the NYCHA building where Olmeda resided, she allegedly tried to start a fight with Edward Campos, 38, her boyfriend, and when he refused to engage and walked away, the defendant allegedly stabbed him in his shoulder area. Campos, bleeding profusely, fell to the ground and the defendant fled the scene. The victim was taken to Jacobi Medical Center. He suffered seizures, a heart attack, failing kidneys and liver, and was intubated. He was pronounced dead on March 12, 2021.
District Attorney Clark thanked NYPD Detective Sasha Brugal of the Bronx Homicide Squad and Detective Felix Delcarpio of the 43rd Precinct for their assistance in the investigation.
An indictment is an accusatory instrument and not proof of a defendant’s guilt.