Bronx Woman Convicted Of 1st-Degree Murder

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — A Bronx woman faces up to life in prison without the possibility of parole following her first-degree murder conviction.

Maria Rios was convicted of killing Angelica Grullon during a robbery on Feb. 8, 2007.

Bronx District Attorney Robert Johnson says Rios knocked on the victim’s apartment door and asked to use the bathroom.

Grullon was there with her 1-year-old son and a friend. Rios robbed them at gunpoint.

Grullon ran into the hallway and was shot during a struggle.

Video surveillance cameras showed Rios fleeing.

Sentencing is set for March 9.

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  • Joe Sr

    “Never trust strangers” is the saddest part of this comment. When I was 10 years old (58 years ago) I got seperated from a group if schoolchildren who had been visiting the Polo Grounds in the Bronx; I lived in brooklyn. I was on the train platform, crying, when a man asked me what was the problem. I told him and he escorted me back to Brooklyn, safely. I know it was a different age waaaay back then, but,”Never trust strangers” is tthe saddest part of this comment. This is not a critique, Ms. yala seems to be a nice person.

  • the bandid

    why waste tax payers money, send straight to the electric chair without the benefit of a appeal

  • Edith Ayala

    Very sad story. Some people just don’t like to struggle for their needs.
    No matter how desperate a person may be, one should never consider
    killing someone as a source of income. Hard work pays off, but crime, never.
    Even if this criminal is set for the Death Sentence, this will never bring this
    child’s mother back to life. Can the motive be, money for drugs??? What can motivate someone to kill abusively??? Many walking sick people around. We should never trust strangers!!!!!

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