“It’s a note that just basically makes a statement of that he was sorry,” Police Commissioner Ray Kelly said. He stopped short of calling the note a confession.
Sources Wednesday night were discounting the theory that the murder of a youth soccer coach near Union Square last week was a case of mistaken identity.
Authorities said Orlando Orea, who also goes by other aliases, bought a one-way ticket to Mexico City on an Aero Mexico flight just moments before it was scheduled to leave John F. Kennedy Airport on Tuesday morning.
Jones was pronounced dead on arrival at Bellevue Hospital. Police said a bar fight may have led to the fatal slashing.
Michael Jones was found lying on the ground on 14th Street between 5th and 6th avenues around 4:30 a.m. Sunday, police said. He had been slashed several times in the head, neck and chest and one of his ears was cut off.
A tribute to the life of former New York Red Bulls’ youth coach Michael Jones.