HAMILTON HEIGHTS, Manhattan (WABC) -- A deadly discovery was made by police who found a 79-year-old woman stabbed several times inside an apartment in Manhattan Friday night.
Officers responded around 10:15 p.m. to an apartment at West 144th Street in Hamilton Heights.
Police say they discovered a 79-year-old woman, identified as Lanilda Nuez, unconscious and unresponsive with multiple stab wounds to the stomach.
She was rushed to Mount Sinai Luke's Hospital, where she was pronounced dead.
Geraldo Balbuena, 68, who police say is the victim's common law husband, was arrested.
Balbuena was charged with murder and criminal possession of a weapon.
The stabbing has left people who live on the block rattled.
"That's really bad, she probably helped me with parking one time ... we're all like a community here on this block," one resident said.
Police say they recovered two knives at the scene.
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