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Man Charged With Stabbing Woman To Death In Fort George

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NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — A man has been charged with stabbing a woman to death outside an apartment building in Fort George this past Monday.

Jonathan Pena-Castillo, 21, was charged with murder, menacing and criminal possession of a weapon.

Around 3:47 p.m. Monday, police found Edith Rojas, 19, lying stabbed in front of the building at 75 Thayer St. – on the cusp of Fort George and Inwood. She was taken to Columbia Presbyterian-Allen Pavilion, where she was pronounced dead, police said.

The suspect was apprehended a short time later, police said.

Police have not specified a motive for the stabbing.

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