A Flushing man is facing 25 years to life in prison after he was convicted on Nov. 1 of manslaughter in the fatal stabbing of his friend on a Corona street in 2018, according to Queens District Attorney Melinda Katz.
Marcos Anzures, 34, of 59th Avenue was found guilty by a jury of manslaughter in the first degree and criminal possession of a weapon following a two-week trial before Queens Supreme Court Justice Michael Aloise.
According to trial testimony, during the early morning hours of March 11, 2018, Anzurez and the 29-year-old victim, Luis Angel Solis Apolonio, were engaged in a heated argument outside of the victim’s home at 35-20 103rd St., which escalated into a physical altercation.
An eyewitness was able to separate the two men, after which Anzurez turned his back and appeared to walk away before suddenly turning around with a black folding knife in his hand and repeatedly slashing and stabbing Apolonio. The blade sliced through the victim’s neck, torso, and extremities causing his death, according to trial testimony.
“Following a jury trial, this defendant was found guilty of causing the senseless death of his acquaintance during a night out and over nothing more than a verbal dispute,” Katz said. “My office will continue to hold accountable those who escalate arguments into deadly altercations. The defendant faces a lengthy prison term as punishment for his criminal actions.”
Justice Aloise indicated that he would sentence Anzurez on Dec. 12, at which time he faces up to 25 years to life in prison.