113th Precinct: Homicide


A 30-year-old woman has been arrested and charged in the murder of a 50-year-old woman in the confines of the 113th Precinct on March 16, police said.

Around 11:07 a.m., police had responded to a home near 174th Street in Springfield Gardens. Upon arriving, they discovered the body of Maria Palaguachi, who had stab wounds about her body. The victim was pronounced dead at the scene by EMS responders.

Police said they arrested Elizabeth Sanchez, who lives at the same address as Palaguachi, on the charges of murder and criminal possession of a weapon.

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