Flushing man pleads guilty to fatal stabbing

A Flushing man pleaded guilty to stabbng his girlfriend over 300 times.
By Gina Martinez

FLUSHING — A Flushing man admitted to stabbing his girlfriend to death in their home, Queens District Attorney Richard Brown said

Naser Alzein, 55, pleaded guilty to a first-degree manslaughter charge in Queens Supreme Court last week for the November 2014 stabbing death of his 68-year-old estranged girlfriend Josefina Mendoza, Brown said. Police found Mendoza’s body under a table in the apartment the couple shared.

Brown called the manslaughter vicious.

“This was a violent murder scene,” he said. “The victim had been stabbed more than 300 times — many of the knife wounds to her face. The defendant called 911 and claimed he found the woman dead in the apartment. As a result of this horrific crime, the defendant will be incarcerated for a very long time.”

Josefina Mendoza was stabbed more than 300 times between 7 p.m. and 11:45 p.m. on Nov. 8, 2014, according to the charges. The 68-year-old had more than 200 wounds to her face alone, Brown said.

Alzein called 911 to report he had found the woman in the Northern Bouleavrd apartment already dead, but he had a cut on his hand and was seen on video surveillance pacing outside the apartment building before going back inside to call the police, according to the charges.

Alzein faces up to 24 years in prison at his April 24 sentencing.

— Gina Martinez

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