Staten Island woman charged in boyfriend’s murder

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(Rikard Larma/Metro)

A woman has been arrested and charged with murder after police found her boyfriend shot to death in their Staten Island home on Sunday.

Police discovered the body of Christopher Bonafede, 39, around Sunday evening at 471 Ridgewood Ave. in the Arden Heights section of Staten Island. Bonafede had a gunshot wound to his head, police said.

Lisa McQuade, 38, was taken into custody. She has been charged with murder and criminal possession of a weapon.

McQuade reportedly turned herself into police officers at Port Authority Bus Terminal after riding aimlessly on the subway for a few hours, according to the New York Post. She told police that her boyfriend had been beating her for a long time.


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