Arrest made in death of BX woman found in suitcase

THE BRONX - (AP) - Authorities say a man already on probation hasadmitted killing a woman whose body was found in a suitcase on aNew York City street. He claimed she attacked him first. Hassan Malik was held without bail after his arraignment todayon a murder charge. Police say a passer-by found 28-year-old Betty Williams' body ina suitcase Wednesday in East Harlem. A court complaint says Malik told police he returned to hisapartment to find Williams dead. The papers say Malik said hechoked Williams with an electric cord after she wound it around hisneck and hit him with a frying pan. Prosecutors say forensic evidence will contradict him. His lawyer says the 55-year-old Malik was about to start a jobas a drug counselor.Police: Body of BX woman found in suitcase in Harlem

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