Naser Alzein, 55, pleaded guilty on March 27 to first-degree manslaughter before Queens Supreme Court. He was sentenced to 24 years in prison on April 27.
According to charges, Josefina Mendoza, 68, was stabbed more than 300 times between 7 and 11:45 p.m. on Nov. 8, 2014. Mendoza had more than 200 wounds to her face alone.
Alzein reportedly called 911 stating that he found Mendoza in the apartment already dead. However, the charges say that Alzein 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.
“This was one of the most violent murder scenes one could imagine. The victim had a knife plunged into her body more than 300 times — many of the wounds to the woman’s face,” said District Attorney Richard A. Brown. “The defendant called 911 and claimed he found the victim dead in the apartment, but evidence showed he brutally killed her and then tried to cover it up. To punish him for this criminal act an to protect society, the defendant will likely spend the rest of his life incarcerated.”