An apparent lovers' triangle ended with one man dead and another in a Staten Island hospital, facing murder charges on Christmas morning.
Police say officers were checking out a disorderly conduct call in an apartment on Cove Road in Concord around 7:15 a.m. Saturday.
Once inside, police say they found the body of 36-year-old Rafael Ramos in a 2nd floor hallway. He had been strangled.
Officers arrested 32-year-old Emmanuel Diaz, who was covered in blood and had multiple cuts on his face.
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Police say the two men were involved with the same woman and Ramos went to Diaz's apartment with a knife to confront him.
Diaz faces charges of murder, strangulation, assault and criminal obstruction of breathing. Attorney information for the Staten Island man was not immediately known.