Woman Found Stabbed to Death in Beau's Bathtub

Victim's father worked for Brooklyn district attorney's office.

Wednesday, Apr 20, 2011  |  Updated 4:19 PM EDT
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Woman Found Stabbed to Death in Beau's Bathtub

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Brooklyn District Attorney Charles Hynes said he would find a special prosecutor to handle the case.

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A woman was found stabbed to death in a bathtub of her boyfriend's Brooklyn apartment, police say.    

Police charged 36-year-old Brian Sohtz with murder.  

Sohtz yelled that he was sorry as police led him out of the station in handcuffs. According to the Daily News, Sohtz wailed, "I'm sorry. I loved Daniella. I'm sorry to her family. I'm sorry for my children."   

The NYPD says Sohtz was arrested in Suffolk County. They say he was headed there when he called a relative who in turn called police.    

The 34-year-old victim, Daniella Mannino, was found at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday.     

The New York Times says she was the daughter of Joseph Mannino, who worked in the office services department of the Brooklyn district attorney's office.

A male relative of Mannino told the Daily News that Mannino had a 13-year-old daughter. Another relative told the Daily News that Sohtz has four children of his own.

Records show that Sohtz has a prior arrest for menacing and criminal possession of a weapon, reported the Daily News.

A spokesman told the paper that District Attorney Charles Hynes would seek a special prosecutor in the case.     

It was not immediately known if Sohtz had a lawyer.      
 

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