Death Of Bronx Construction Worker

Published on March 06, 2012, 7:54 am
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Three people are accused in the beating and strangulation death of a Bronx construction worker.

Gene Lewis was found dead in his house on February 27, 2012.

Police arrested Carrie Schmidtak, of Rome, NY, and Derrick Gordon, of Bronx, last week. A second man was arrested in Maryland and was awaiting extradition. His name was not immediately released.

According to a criminal complaint, Schmidtak told police she was a prostitute and had been hired by Lewis. But she said in a statement to police that she felt threatened by him and called the other men to hurt him.


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