A Bronx man who brutally stabbed a churchgoing Bronx teen and lit him ablaze as he died was angry about the victim’s relationship with his 15-year-old sister, said a police source and the victim’s sibling.
Ortiz’s younger bro, Wilmer, 17, stated outside the family house Thursday night that he believed his sibling was killed since he broke up with Betances’ sister.
“I’m pretty sure it had to do with a breakup,” Wilmer Ortiz said. “His ex-girlfriend may have lured him into a trap, due to the fact that it was her older brother. I still cannot believe what goes through your mind, to murder someone and take a life.”
“He was a great, great person. He hadn’t even finished high school. We had a plan for our lives. We were going to become greater than the generation before us,” said Wilmer.
Security video shows the suspect going into the apartment building on Woodycrest Ave. at W. 165th St. in Highbridge at about 3:10 p.m Wednesday.
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