A Ridgewood man was arraigned Thursday in the murder of his mother’s boyfriend and then burying him in the backyard of their apartment building.
Derek Tudor, 27, allegedly suffocated his mother’s live-in boyfriend during an argument, prosecutors said.
“His alleged actions have caused a great deal of pain to the victim’s friends and family and showed little regard for human life,” Queens District Attorney Richard Brown said in a statement.
Police found the body of Frank Soucie, 60, wrapped in a sheet Tuesday after Tudor’s mother reported him missing last week.
Neighbors called the police after witnessing Tudor throw away a laundry bag containing a burned sleeping bag, according to the district attorney. Police saw what appeared to be blood on an adjacent rooftop.
Cops also found drag marks leading to the back of the building, as well as a knotted electrical cord and a bottle of ammonia nearby.