Bronx man sentenced for killing girlfriend in Melrose home

The man now faces 25 years in prison after strangling the victim with a rubber workout band.

Adolfo Carrion

Apr 4, 2024, 1:16 AM

Updated 111 days ago


A Bronx man was sentenced Wednesday for murdering his girlfriend inside of his home in Melrose.
Authorities say that in September 2021, 46-year-old Angel Hernandez strangled Belkis Lopez to death with a rubber workout band.
Court documents say Hernandez left the victim's body in the home with her three children inside, including her 14-year-old daughter, who first discovered the body when waking up for school.
Hernandez was sentenced to 25 years in prison.

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