Philadelphia Man Arrested in Stabbing Death of Woman in Queens Home: NYPD

A 27-year-old Philadelphia man has been arrested in the stabbing death of a Queens woman that published reports identify as his aunt. 

Richie Desauguste was arrested on murder and weapon charges Saturday in the killing of 66-year-old Rose Ragsdale in her Bellaire home last Oct. 24, according to the NYPD. 

The New York Post reports Desauguste stabbed his aunt a dozen times with an icepick as her daughter, awakened by Ragsdale's screaming, witnessed the assault. 

The daughter couldn't immediately identify the attacker because he was wearing a mask, but police suspected Desauguste as they investigated, according to the Post. 

He was picked up inside an Applebee's restaurant on Long Island late Friday, police said. 

Ragsdale was a school bus attendant for special-needs children in Queens, friends previously told NBC 4 New York. 

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