Bronx Grindr Date Ends in Homicide

By Kevin Deutsch
kdeutsch@bronxjusticenews.com

A Grindr date turned deadly Sunday when a killer fatally slashed his sex partner with a machete in the Bronx, authorities said.

The alleged slasher, Juan Alonso, attacked the unidentified victim in Alonso’s apartment on East 206th Street before 7 p.m., following a disagreement over a sex act, authorities said.

Alonso is charged with murder, manslaughter, and possession of a weapon. It was not immediately clear whether he had an attorney.

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Kevin Deutsch is a Staff Writer for Bronx Justice News covering the criminal justice system, drugs, and DNA use by law enforcement. An award-winning journalist, Deutsch is the author of the true crime books "Pill City" and "The Triangle." He has worked on staff at the Daily News, Miami Herald, Newsday, The Palm Beach Post, and The Riverdale Press. His work has also appeared in Newsweek, Columbia Journalism Review, The New York Times, The Village Voice, The Forward, The Independent, Huffington Post, Orlando Sentinel, and the New York Post, among other publications. His numerous television appearances include spots on CNN, MSNBC, and C-SPAN's BookTV. He has also been featured in The New Yorker. A Bronx resident, Deutsch hosts the true crime podcast "A Dark Turn" on the Authors on the Air Global Radio Network.