Woman Arrested in Holocaust Survivor Slay

89-year-old had affinity for sex workers

By Xana O'Neill
|  Monday, Aug 3, 2009  |  Updated 11:58 AM EDT
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Woman Arrested in Holocaust Survivor Slay

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Bronx woman was arrested in the slaying of a 89-year-old Holocaust survivor who was found bound and beaten in his posh upper East Side apartment building last week.

Angela Murray, 30, was collared Saturday and charged with killing Guido Felix Brinkmann, who was found in bed, with his head bashed in and his hands bound, last Thursday at his East 65th St. flat, cops said.

The medical examiner said he died of asphyxiation.

The elderly man had an affinity for prostitutes and would often bring sex workers into his home, according to reports.Investigators didn't say whether Murray was a sex worker.

A doorman at Brinkmann's building told cops that a man and a woman went to the apartment the night Brinkmann's body was discovered, police said.

Cops believe Murray and an accomplice ransacked the flat and stole Brinkmann's credit cards.  The pair were seen leaving the building's garage in his car.

Brinkmann's son, Rick, said he knew about his father's sexual exploits and his love of women. 

"He was very charming and still sexually active," his son, Rick, told the New York Daily News. "It was a natural part of his being."

Brinkmann was once the owner of Manhattan's hottest clubs, Adam's Apple, during the disco era.

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