Father charged in death of 5-year-old son due in court

According to police, 47-year-old Leonardo Espinal fed Stewart Espinal and his 7-year-old daughter pizza with rat poison. The boy was discovered drowned in the family's

Police are investigating after a man broke into

Police are investigating after a man broke into the garage of an Ardsley home. (Credit: News 12 Westchester)

THE BRONX - The Bronx father charged with the murder of his 5-year-old son is expected to appear in court today.

According to police, 47-year-old Leonardo Espinal fed Stewart Espinal and his 7-year-old daughter pizza with rat poison. The boy was discovered drowned in the family's bathtub, but his sister survived.

Funeral services for Stewart were held earlier this week, followed by a burial in New Jersey.

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Trending Video

Police say two men were shot while sitting 1 Police: Gunshot victims collide with cab driver while fleeing
Authorities say the 30-year-old woman died after being 2 Woman fatally stabbed in Edenwald
As News 12 has reported, Haste shot and 3 Officer quits to avoid firing after shooting of unarmed teen
Community leaders are demanding action after a gunman 4 Community calls for action after Bushwick shooting
Neighborhood Brief for March 26 5 Neighborhood Brief for March 26

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Features

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.

LOGIN SUBSCRIBE