Gyasi Denis was charged after admitting that he killed Calvin Alexander, who hosted him as a guest, by making him sleep on the couch in his Queens (NYC) home.
Alexander, 68, died beaten with a piece of wood and strangled, and the attacker also bit him “all over the body” for 20 minutes last week, leaving a blood-soaked scene in the wake of the fight over drugs and money, the authorities said.
Denis, 35, allegedly committed the brutal murder on January 31 inside the victim’s home in Far Rockaway, according to court documents. Three days later, the police were called to the house of Alexander on the 3rd floor of McBride Street, near Regina Avenue, after a friend went to pick him up.
“Calvin is dead,” Denis coldly briefed the visitor before leaving the building. NYPD Chief of Detectives Joseph Kenny was quoted as saying Tuesday. New York Post.
When the police arrived, they found a room covered in Alexander’s blood. “There was blood on the wall, blood on the door, blood on the dresser, and blood all over the bed,” Kenny told reporters.
The police found Denis, detained him, and brought him to the 101st Precinct, where he allegedly confessed to the violent crime. He told detectives Alexander I “bleed like the movies.” It’s bloody if blood drips,” the criminal complained. “I hit him on the head with a piece of wooden casting,” he added, as if knowing that the horrific attack lasted 20 minutes. “I hit him on the head; I was angry.”
Prosecutors said Denis also admitted to “biting Alexander) on the cheek and all over his body” in the past. Your credit card was stolen a few days later.
Police also found cocaine in the items Denis said when he was inside the police station, prosecutors said. The suspect was charged with involuntary manslaughter, robbery, and criminal possession of stolen property, weapons, and a controlled substance. All charges are mere accusations, and those charged are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.
In a similar case, last month the body of a sex convict was found dismembered in the refrigerator of an apartment in Brooklyn (NYC). Days later, a Virginia inmate admitted to committing the crime in 2022 in a fight over drugs while the victim slept as a guest on the couch.
Domestic violence is common in New York City and surrounding areas, between relatives, roommates, and partners, even with minor victims. Every day in NYC, there are an average of approximately 747 incidents of domestic violence, including assaults, abuse, verbal abuse, and about 65 murders per year.
Some cases of domestic violence involve household expenses. At the end of January, a 73-year-old man suffering from mental illness was set on fire by a neighbor who owed him $100, a debt he had already paid, according to his sister.
A few days ago, a man fatally stabbed his 74-year-old uncle in the chest during a heated confrontation at a Harlem apartment because he apparently wouldn’t help with rent or cleaning.
Also in January, a Hispanic mother killed her daughters and her husband and then took her own life inside her home in Union (NJ) after receiving an eviction order. Additionally, a New Jersey man and his partner detonated a homemade explosive outside the home of their business rival in New York’s Westchester County, according to police.
Last December, a landlord was charged with attempted murder and arson for allegedly setting fire to his Brooklyn rental property while a family of eight tenants, six of them children, were inside. .
In a similar case with a tragic ending, earlier that month, a Hispanic woman was beaten to death by a teenage tenant in a fight over rent in Queens (NYC). In November, three bodies were found stabbed to death in a Queens home after a landlord showed up at a police station to confess to the crimes of an alleged dispute over late payment of rent.
Days later, an MTA employee and military veteran was arrested for shooting and killing his tenant when he found him masked inside his Brooklyn (NYC) apartment. The suspect does not have a license to carry a firearm.
To report a case of housing discrimination or ask questions about this issue, you can visit the NYC Public Defender’s Office page.
If you are a victim or suspect someone has been abused, especially if it is a minor or an elderly person,