Bronx Couple Dead In Apparent Murder-Suicide Involving Cyanide

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — The NYPD says a Bronx couple has died of cyanide poisoning following an ongoing domestic dispute.

Authorities said 35-year-old Erlendy Flores died Tuesday, a day after 41-year-old Flavio Godoy stuck a syringe in her arm while she was bent over packing her clothes.

Police Commissioner Ray Kelly said Godoy then ingested the same liquid cyanide from a cup and died.

Flores was initially hospitalized in a coma in critical condition, but died several hours later.

Kelly said the couple had a history of domestic violence disputes.

The couple had argued Sunday, and Flores spent the night at her sister’s apartment in the same Bronx building.

Police said the incident occurred when she returned to her apartment the next day to collect her things while her brother waited outside.

An investigating is still ongoing to determine how Godoy was able to get the poison.

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  • jccruiser

    A special heartfelt “THANKS A LOT!!” to “BEERHUNTER”…now, ALL the potential murderers out there know exactly where to get poison…deadly poison!!!
    Any firiends of “beerhunter” out there??? Time to get the telephone book!!!!!!
    —Talk about poor judgment !!!!

  • jccruiser

    CYANIDE???!!! Talk about marital strife!! Sounds like someone (husband) was already a few bricks short of a load to start with—then some genius sells him
    cyanide!! Especially liked the remark,…” while her brother waited outside.” Well, well, well…he was a big help,…Huh???? If people are determined to take their own lives—nothing we can do. Its the “murder” part of ” murder/suicide” that is annoying. (I could go on and on about the entire violent criminal thing, but I am just too tired today.)
    Every time I see headlines like,…”Son kills family, drives across town and kills wife’s family, all animals, ..” etc.,etc. it makes me wonder if they had any friends, co-workers, Doctors, teachers, garage guy, mailman, etc.?? NO ONE ever notices that someone is really, really off the norm?? No one noticed his odd responses,or perspectives, daily habits, etc. Somewhere, sometime this individual left strange impressions on people, but as usual, everyone just figures ..” Yeah, he needs help,…but I’m too busy. Let the next person be the good samaritan.” For a country with unbelievable resources to help one another, it still astounds me that most people cannot be bothered to even pick up a telephone and call someone!! Check out your telephone book,…look under “Human Services”….for just the Eastern suburbs of Phila., the services offered fill page after page!!! Offices by the ton of people waiting to help! As a visiting nurse, the opportunities to meet the ” sanity” challenged happen every day,…sometimes several times a day!! It is a constant in my mind, just which level of mental illness is apparent and what can I do to start this person on the road to clear thinking again. This has nothing to do with drug abuse victims—that is an entirely separate healthcare issue!! My point is, you don’t have to be a healthcare professional to recognize that a person is having more difficulty than usual clinging to whatever their version of “normal” is,…and if you can help in any way at all, you could be the one that keeps tragedies like the one above from getting even close to death.

  • Tallman

    Very sad.

  • angelina

    People have lost all sense of humanity.

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