A live-in aide has been charged with the murder of an 80-year-old man who was found beaten to death in his home with ‘I touch little girls’ scrawled on his chest.
Rene Ayarde, 28, was charged Monday with murder, manslaughter and assault, months after the July killing of Robert Raynor in his Staten Island apartment.
She and her daughter lived with Raynor who was discovered dead in a pair of pants in the first floor hallway of a multi-family home in Tompkinsville with several injuries.
Police have refused to give a motive for Ayarde, who was arrested for child abuse hours after the killing, but has only now been charged with murder.
Just six hours after police discovered Raynor lying shirtless with cuts to his forehead and two black eyes, Ayarde was arrested for allegedly assaulting her three-year-old daughter.
She threw her daughter onto the concrete ground and dragged her along a street before throwing a bottle of water on the girl’s face, police said.
A passerby is said to have seen the alleged assault and while Ayarde was screaming at her crying daughter, the woman called the police.
But Ayarde then took the phone out of the woman’s hands and knocked her to the ground, leaving her with bruises and scratches on her body, prosecutors allege.
‘Are you calling the police? Give me your phone,’ Ayarde shouted at the woman according to court documents reported by Daily News.
The three-year-old was rushed to hospital with bruises to her neck when emergency services arrived.
At the hospital, investigators found other injuries on the girl’s knees, face and cheek which were in various states of healing, according to the court documents.
‘I was outside and Mommy threw me on the floor,’ the girl told police, according to the court papers.
At the time, Ayarde was ruled out as a suspect in the murder probe into Raynor’s death.
But four months later, she has now been charged.
The disturbing message found on Raynor’s chest do not seem to be backed up by the 80-year-old’s extensive rap sheet.
He had 24 prior arrests to his name, but no record of pedophilia and his name does not appear in the state’s online registry of known sex offenders.
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SOURCE: Daily Mail – Jack Newman