The son of a Bronx deli proprietor has been sentenced for the lethal stabbing of a buyer inside his father’s store in 2019, the district lawyer introduced.
Ronny Torres will serve 19 years behind bars after he pleaded responsible to first-degree manslaughter in Could, Bronx DA Darcel Clark mentioned Wednesday. Torres, who final lived within the Mt. Hope neighborhood, was mentioned to have stabbed sufferer Frankie Williams a number of occasions “without provocation,” in accordance to Clark.
The incident occurred round 1 p.m. on Oct. 24, 2019, on the deli Torres’ father owns in Longwood, police mentioned on the time.
Williams went into the Robinson Deli and Grocery and purchased a drink, in accordance to a good friend, and went to sit on a bench throughout the road. He then went again into the shop he frequented to get a sandwich, however by no means got here again out, the good friend instructed NBC New York.
Williams and Torres acquired into an argument, police mentioned. Williams’ spouse mentioned to NBC New York she was instructed staff suspected her husband of stealing a beer, which triggered the combat.
The dispute escalated and Williams was repeatedly stabbed within the abdomen and chest, in accordance to investigators. He was rushed to Lincoln Hospital, the place he was pronounced lifeless shortly after. Torres turned himself into police later that day, Clark mentioned.
Legal professional data for Torres was not instantly clear.