Tuesday, April 26, 1977

Jury Indicts Youth in Rape and Killing In Garment Center

An 18 year old Queens youth has been indicted in the murder and rape of a Brooklyn woman who was with months pregnant and whom he allegedly choked and forced into a furnace, asphyxiating her, DA Robert Morgenthau of Manhattan announced yesterday.

Investigators believe that Mr. Hontoria became angry when Mrs. Brecher rang insistently for the elevator while he was in the basement fixing himself a cheese sandwich.

excerpt from Leslie Maitland NYT April 26th 1977

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