Maspeth man charged with murder in fatal Woodside stabbing

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Olmedo Osorio, 46, has been charged with murder for allegedly stabbing a 55-year-old man to death during an argument near a Woodside bar, according to Queens District Attorney Melinda Katz.

Osorio, of 52nd Avenue in Maspeth, was arraigned Thursday, Sept. 22, before Queens Criminal Court Judge Diego Friere on the charge of murder in the second degree and criminal possession of a weapon in the fourth degree.

Police had announced Osorio’s arrest on Thursday.

According to the charges, on Monday, Sept. 19, at approximately 2:40 a.m., the Osorio and the victim, Freddy Jimenez, were at a bus stop near the intersection of 69th Street and Roosevelt Avenue when an argument broke out. Osorio proceeded to stab Jimenez multiple times, left the scene and went into a backyard where police later recovered the knife, the charges state.

Jimenez suffered cardiac arrest and was transported to Queens Hospital Center, where he was pronounced dead later that morning, according to Katz.

“As alleged, the defendant fatally stabbed the victim following a late-night dispute outside of a local bar,” Katz said. “An argument should never escalate to such brutal acts of violence. The defendant is charged with murder and will be held accountable for his alleged criminal actions.”

If convicted, Osorio faces 25 years to life in prison.