OLINVILLE, Bronx (WABC) -- Police have arrested a man in connection with the murder of a Bronx mother.
Officials say 48-year-old Lacon Brown, the victim's boyfriend, is facing murder and manslaughter charges.
Cindy Maxwell was found over the weekend in her Olinville apartment with several gunshot wounds, authorities said. Her body was found Saturday night, but had been there for several days.
Officials say police were called to the 45-year-old's apartment at the Parkside Houses after neighbors complained of a foul smell.
Brown allegedly took the daughters he shares with Maxwell, ages six and 11, to his home on Monroe Avenue after the shooting, authorities said.
Police found the two girls at Brown's residence on Sunday and the man was taken into custody.
Authorities say the daughters were in the apartment at the time their mother was murdered. The older daughter told detectives she was aware of the murder, police said.
Brown is set to be arraigned Wednesday.
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