A Hartford police officer under investigation for the beating of a suspect took his first steps toward retiring.
A Queens man has been charged with murder in the deaths of his wife and teenage son, who were found in a closet wrapped in plastic with their throats slashed.
Police said Sunday that 48-year-old Otto Herrarte has been charged with second-degree murder and criminal possession of a weapon in the deaths of his 55-year-old wife and 14-year-old son.
Queens District Attorney Richard Brown said that police were called to the apartment in the Corona section on Saturday after a man told a co-worker that "he had cut the throat of his wife.''
The co-worker called 911.