MASPETH MAN CHARGED WITH MURDER IN STABBING
Queens District Attorney Melinda Katz announced today that Olmedo Osorio, 46, has been charged with murder for allegedly stabbing a 55-year-old man to death during a dispute across from a Queens bar on September 19, 2022.
District Attorney Katz said, “As alleged, the defendant fatally stabbed the victim following a late-night dispute outside of a local bar. An argument should never escalate to such brutal acts of violence. The defendant is charged with murder and will be held accountable for his alleged criminal actions.”
Osorio, of 52nd Avenue in Maspeth, Queens was arraigned yesterday before Queens Criminal Court Judge Diego Friere on a complaint charging him with murder in the second degree and criminal possession of a weapon in the fourth degree. The defendant was remanded and ordered to return to Court on September 26, 2022. If convicted, Osorio faces 25 years-to-life in prison.
According to the charges, on Monday, September 19, 2022, at approximately 2:40 a.m., the defendant and the victim Freddy Jimenez were at a bus stop near the intersection of 69th Street and Roosevelt Avenue. The two men became involved in a dispute and the defendant stabbed the victim multiple times with a knife. The defendant then left the scene and went into a backyard where police later recovered a knife.
Continuing, said DA Katz, Mr. Jimenez suffered cardiac arrest as emergency responders transported him to a local Queens hospital and died later that morning due to his injuries.
The investigation was conducted by Detective Mikael Djam of the 108th Precinct Squad and Detective Lizabeth Klein of the Queens North Homicide Squad of the New York Police Department.
Assistant District Attorney Jonathan Selkowe and Assistant District Attorney Kenneth Koo of the District Attorney’s Homicide Bureau is prosecuting the case under the supervision of Assistant District Attorneys Peter McCormack III and John W. Kosinski, Senior Deputy Bureau Chiefs, and Karen Ross, Deputy Bureau Chief, and under the overall supervision of Executive Assistant District Attorney for Major Crimes Daniel A. Saunders.
**Criminal complaints and indictments are accusations. A defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty.