NYC Landlord Arrested After Admitting He ‘Did Something Bad,’ Leading Police Officers To Three Dead Bodies
David Daniel admitted to killing his girlfriend and two tenants
New York City police officers discovered three dead bodies after the landlord of the property went to the local precinct and told the police officers that he “did something bad.”
David Daniel appeared at the 113th Precinct station house on Nov. 14, and informed police officers that he was having issues with the tenants. When the officers arrived at the Queens residence in St. Albans, they discovered the three victims.
Daniel, 54, was arrested and charged with murder. He is currently in police custody while an investigation has been started.
“He just wanted to tell his story,” NYPD Chief of Detectives Joseph Kenny said, according to the Post. Daniel “didn’t appear to be bloody” when he showed up at the stationhouse, Kenny said, calling his demeanor there “very matter of fact.”
The details where shared at press conference Tuesday with New York Police Department Assistant Chief Kevin Williams.
When police got to the home, all three victims, two women and a man, were unconscious and unresponsive. The police officers attempted to render aid to the victims, but when emergency responders arrived, they were pronounced dead at the scene. Two of the victims, a woman and a man, were discovered in a bedroom in the basement. The third victim was found upstairs in a bedroom. A knife was also recovered at the scene.
The New York Post reported that Daniel allegedly told police officers that one of the victims was his girlfriend while the other ones were his tenants. It is believed that the incident may be connected to a dispute over unpaid rent.
Kenny stated that the landlord Daniel told police officers “that he had problems with his girlfriend and that the two [people] in the basement had not been paying their rent.”
The police did not release any information on the identity of the victims.