Bronx Mom, Daughter Slain by Man in Murder-Suicide Try: Police

By Sasha Gonzales

A mother and her 10-year-old daughter were killed by a man who tried to kill himself after carrying out the slayings, police said Saturday.

Linda Manigault, 34, and daughter Heaven Ross were found dead inside their Belmont apartment Saturday around 1:30 p.m., according to the NYPD.

The alleged killer, Manigault’s 32-year-old boyfriend, Ezort Stevens, was rushed to St. Barbara’s Hospital in critical condition with a gunshot wound to his head—apparently self-inflicted after he strangled or suffocated the victims, police said.

Charges are pending against Stevens, who works as a cab driver in the Bronx.

Cops discovered the grisly scene inside the home at Belmont Ave. near E. 181st St. after Manigault’s teenage son and other children, who were out when the killings happened, called a relative for help, authorities said.

It was not immediately clear when the killings happened.

About Sasha Gonzales 73 Articles
Sasha Gonzales is a Contributing Writer for Bronx Justice News and a Kingsbridge resident. A native of the Bronx, Sasha is an academic researcher interested in the study of multi-generational poverty and income disparities. She is also an aspiring fine arts photographer and avid reader.

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