A Yonkers pastor pleaded responsible this week to the brutal 2019 Bronx homicide of his estranged spouse, who he ran over, then hacked repeatedly with a machete in entrance of her grandchildren.
Victor Mateo, 65, will probably be sentenced in January to 23 years in jail on the first-degree manslaughter cost, Bronx DA Darcel Clark mentioned in a press release.
Mateo parked his automobile outdoors the Throgs Neck dwelling of Noelia Mateo simply earlier than 7 a.m. on October 3, 2019, in accordance to investigators. When she left the house on Ellsworth Avenue to drive two of her grandchildren to faculty, Mateo struck hit her along with his automobile, then ran her over together with her personal automobile that she tried hiding beneath, investigators mentioned.
As she was on the bottom after getting hit, Mateo went again to his automobile to retrieve a machete, which he hacked her with a number of instances in entrance of her 11-year-old grandson and 9-year-old granddaughter, the DA mentioned.
He then fled the scene in his estranged spouse’s automobile. In a joint effort by U.S. Marshals and the Pennsylvania State Police, Mateo was apprehended in Hazelton, Pennsylvania days later and extradited again to New York.
Mateo was a pastor on the Christian Congregation The Redeemer Church in the Bronx.