NEW YORK – New York City prosecutors say a 29-year-old man hugged and kissed his two young daughters before stabbing them to death and killing their mother.
Prosecutors say Miguel Mejia-Ramos rifled through his wife's phone and Facebook page on Sunday night and snapped when he saw an image of her with another man. Prosecutors say he grabbed a knife and stabbed 21-year-old Deisy Garcia to death, then killed 2-year-old Daniela and 1-year-old Yoselin.
Mejia-Ramos was arrested this week in La Grange, Texas, after he turned on his cellphone and authorities were able to track him. On Wednesday he agreed to return to New York. Queens District Attorney Richard Brown said he was expected in court on Friday.
Mejia-Ramos is in custody and it isn't clear yet if he has a lawyer.
He faces first-degree murder charges.