Man sentenced in Bronx murder where dismembered remains found in parks

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A antheral was sentenced Friday to 27 years to beingness successful situation for sidesplitting a 25-year-old pistillate whose dismembered assemblage parts were found successful 2 New York City parks.

Daquan Wheeler, 34, of the Bronx, was convicted of execution and different charges successful April successful the 2018 decease of Lisa Marie Velasquez.

lisa-marie-velasquez.jpg Lisa Marie Velasquez (Photo Credit: CBS New York)

"It was a horrifying bid of acts," Bronx District Attorney Darcel Clark said, adding that she hoped the condemnation gives Velasquez's household and friends "some measurement of bid during this nightmare they are living."

According to prosecutors, Wheeler killed Velasquez astatine an flat helium shared with the parent of his child, whom she had gone determination to assistance with immoderate unspecified issue.

Wheeler struck Velasquez successful the caput with a hammer and repeatedly deed her with the instrumentality earlier wrapped an electrical cord astir her neck, prosecutors said. He past dragged Velasquez's assemblage into a bathtub, dismembered her with a machete and placed her remains successful trash bags.

Visitors recovered Velasquez's arms and feet successful 3 trash bags nether a pier successful Barretto Point Park successful Hunts Point. Two bags containing her caput and torso were recovered astir 2 miles (3.2 kilometers) distant successful Crotona Park.

Prosecutors accidental the pistillate Wheeler was surviving with, Ciara Martinez, helped dispose Velasquez's body and cleanable up the flat wherever she was killed. She testified nether a practice statement and volition beryllium sentenced Tuesday to clip served connected a conspiracy charge.

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