Trini kills girlfriend, attempts suicide in NY

A Trinida­di­an-born man is cur­rent­ly un­der in­ves­ti­ga­tion by New York City Po­lice for the mur­der of his girl­friend.

Ac­cord­ing to a re­port in the New York Dai­ly News, Romeo Bor­neo fa­tal­ly slashed his girl­friend Er­i­ca Re­naud with a knife, then slit his own wrists in what po­lice be­lieve was a mur­der-at­tempt­ed sui­cide in­side the cou­ple’s Brook­lyn apart­ment on Tues­day.

Of­fi­cers re­spond­ed to a 911 call around 5.10 am in­side the cou­ple’s fifth-floor apart­ment on Lef­ferts Av­enue near Ster­ling Street in Prospect-Lef­ferts Gar­dens.

In­ves­ti­ga­tors sus­pect Bor­neo, 58, pulled a knife on Re­naud, 47, slash­ing her in the neck and killing her. He then slit his own wrists. Re­naud, a cafe­te­ria su­per­vi­sor at New York Uni­ver­si­ty, was pro­nounced dead at the scene. Po­lice said it ap­peared she had been dead for sev­er­al hours pri­or to be­ing dis­cov­ered. A knife was al­so re­cov­ered in­side the apart­ment, po­lice said. Romeo was rushed to Kings Coun­ty Hos­pi­tal in se­ri­ous con­di­tion and un­der po­lice guard but has not yet been charged.

Po­lice said rel­a­tives in­di­cat­ed that Re­naud, who al­so had Tri­ni roots, had been sav­ing mon­ey to move out of the home where she was stay­ing with Bor­neo af­ter their re­la­tion­ship re­cent­ly turned sour.

Bor­neo’s aunt, Glo­ria Bur­nett, claimed that Re­naud had been cheat­ing and “threat­ened (Bor­neo) every­where – on the street.”

“She would (be) em­bar­rass­ing him to the fullest, to the fullest that he can’t take it no more,” she said.

But Re­naud’s friend Tony Joseph said even if this was the case Bor­neo, who was from Princes Town, had no right to take her life. He told me­dia he sus­pect­ed some­thing was wrong when she stopped post­ing on her Face­book page ear­li­er this week. Con­cerned, Joseph said he reached out to her but still every­thing ap­peared nor­mal.

“I spoke to her the day be­fore yes­ter­day, some­time in the evening. It was a nor­mal con­ver­sa­tion, Er­i­ca be­ing Er­i­ca,” he said.

Po­lice were al­so pre­vi­ous­ly called to the home for a do­mes­tic dis­pute in 2016, the re­port said.

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