An Ecuadorian senior citizen lost his life after his tenant pushed him and fell from the outer stairs of his house located in Queens, New York, United States . The events were reported on the afternoon of Sunday, January 12, 2020.
The victim is Édgar Moncayo, 71 , who had come to the address to collect a back rent of $ 200 . Nicolás Jativa, the grandson of the Ecuadorian, told the New York Post that the dispute began because of the residents’ refusal to pay the rent. “It was all for the rent, the rent money that this guy didn’t want to pay ,” said Jativa, 20.
The family decided that the remains of Moncayo will stay in the United States. The deceased had planned to travel to Ecuador to visit his mother in the coming months.
The suspect of pushing Moncayo was identified as Álex G., 22, also Ecuadorian . According to the New York Post report, the tenant initially told police that the fall was an accident that occurred when he tried to remove his mattress from the building and knocked on the front door.
However, the fact was recorded by security cameras. In the videos Moncayo is seen talking on a cell phone at the door of the house. After a struggle it is observed how someone pushes it . The head of the landlord strongly impacts the concrete floor and does not move again. Subsequently, the suspect approaches the victim who lies on the ground and puts his hands on his head as a sign of concern.
The young man was arrested and faces a charge for involuntary manslaughter . The family claims it was an accident. Your bond is set at $ 25,000 . The other person who was at home has not been identified .