Posted earlier this year about the unsolved murder of Peter Lisi.
The 95-year-old’s body was discovered two days before Christmas, beaten and strangled his apartment at an Upper West Side senior home.
Last week, news broke that a suspect has finally been charged with the crime.
Wilfred Matthews, a 43-year-old former maintenance man at the facility where Mr. Lisi lived, was indicted on first-degree murder charges.
Matthews was initially arrested a week after the attack, when cops spotted him using a senior MetroCard at nearby subway stop that turned out to be Lisi’s. He told investigators at the time that he’d found the MetroCard on the street, according to the criminal complaint.
Matthews also said he had been in Lisi’s room in the days before Lisi was found dead, but he denied any connection to the killing.
Without a murder charge, Matthews was released from custody after his family posted bail on the stolen MetroCard charge.
Matthews is being held without bail in Rikers. His next court date is October 22nd.
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