Police uncovered a gruesome scene in a Sheepshead Bay, Brooklyn, housing project Sunday evening: the body of a woman found shot in a bedroom, and a dead man with gunshot and stab wounds splayed out in the kitchen where shell casings dotted the floor. The victims were 38-year-old Rosie Sanchez and her live-in boyfriend, 40-year-old Anderson Nunez. Now Sanchez’s 15-year-old teen daughter, Destiny Garcia, is a suspect in the death of her mom and her mother’s partner, and has been charged with their murder.
According to the Post, the 15-year-old Garcia, who lived with the couple, allegedly admitted that she killed the two adults because her mother’s boyfriend had sexually abused her, and her mom had done nothing to stop it. DNAinfo reports that investigators are questioning the molestation claim and believe the girl might have just had an issue with her mother, though cops do not believe Garcia acted in self-defense.
Police are also searching for an alleged accomplice — Garcia’s 15-year-old male cousin, who may have also participated in the killings.
Garcia had been staying with her biological father when authorities tracked her down. She had apparently told her dad that she had a fight with her mom. She was questioned by authorities Monday and, per the Times, confessed to the crimes on video tape. She was held without bail after being charged with two counts of murder and criminal possession of a weapon.
Both Sanchez and Nunez were declared dead at the scene. The bodies had apparently been lying in the apartment for days — and had likely been there since the final days of 2015 while the accused killer reportedly partied in Times Square on New Year’s Eve. Police had only visited the scene after a neighbor had flagged down a patrol car because he noticed their hall door was ajar. Per the Times, the cops described a blood-drenched apartment, where Christmas decorations still hung. “I can’t believe this,” one neighbor told the Post, “because they’re always happy.”
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