TCD NEW YORK — A 54-year-old homeowner is facing charges after reportedly murdering a tenant and his girlfriend this week following a rent dispute.
the Queens County DA Melinda Katz, David Daniel handed him in to New York Nypd at the 113th Station on Wednesday, Nov. 14, about 7 a.m. “I’m having problems with my tenants,” he informed cops. “I made a mistake,” WPIX-TV reported.
Officers were sent to 122-39 Mulberry Ave. in Queens’ St. Albans area, where they located Daniel’s two homeowners, a male and a woman, dead from several stabbings in the cellar. Katz stated that officers discovered Daniel’s girlfriend deceased in a second-floor room with several stab wounds.
It was described by Katz as a “bloody murder scene” and a “lead of exceptional brutality.”
WPIX-TV named the victims as Daniel’s girlfriend, Coleen Fields, 51, and his two tenants, Wayne Thomas, 57, and Evette Sweeney, 55.
Daniel apparently became irritated when his tenants failed to pay their rent. According to reports, he attacked the victims since he was “through a great deal of stress.”
Daniel was charged with a total of three counts of murder in the first degree, two charges of murder in the second degree, and four counts of unlawful possession of a firearm, according to Katz.
If convicted, Daniel risks life in jail without the chance of release. He was supposed to make an appearance in court on November 17.