Two brothers are expected to be charged today in connection with the gruesome murder of an 89-year-old Holocaust survivor.
Aljulah Cutts, 27, and Hasib Cutts, 30, were taken into custody this morning for their alleged involvement in the July 30 killing. The two suspects allegedly helped a 30-year-old Bronx woman, Angela Murray, beat and rob Brinkmann in his East 65th Street apartment. Murray was arrested and charged with murder and robbery last Monday.
Brinkmann lived through the terrors at three Nazi concentration camps, but fell victim to his attackers a week ago. The Auschwitz survivor, who owned the trendy Adams Apple disco in the 1970s, was found bound and beaten to death in his East 65th Street home. The medical examiner said he was strangled to death.
One brother, Aljulah, reputedly went into Brinkmann's apartment with Murray, sources told NBCNewYork.com. Hasib Cutts allegedly dropped off his brother and Murray outside Brinkmann's home and later met them in the Bronx, where he helped transport a safe belonging to the victim.
Murray and Aljulah Cutts allegedly ripped the apartment to shreds, making off with Brinkmann's credit cards, car and a safe. The hooligans carted off the wrong safe, however, when they made their getaway. They stole the one with paperwork rather than the one containing $3,000, cops and the Brinkmann's son said earlier this week.
The brothers are expected to be arraigned in Manhattan Criminal Court late Friday. They are related to Murray's boyfriend, law enforcement sources said.
A police spokesman confirmed that the men are in custody and being questioned in connection with the slaying.