What to Know
- Rosa Ramirez is accused of stabbing 38-year-old Bonifacio Rodriguez to death with a kitchen knife at a Westchester County restaurant
- It happened April 10 at River City Grille in Irvington; prosecutors say Ramirez had only been working as a dishwasher there a few days
- Another employee in the kitchen tried to intervene and was threatened but not hurt, prosecutors say
The 27-year-old woman accused of stabbing a co-worker to death with a kitchen knife during an argument at the Westchester County restaurant where they worked last month has been indicted on murder and other charges.
Rosa Ramirez was remanded after her arraignment Friday on charges of second-degree murder, criminal possession of a weapon and menacing in the deadly April 10 fight at River City Grille in Irvington.
Cops never said what Ramirez and the dead co-worker, a prep cook, had been fighting about prior to the deadly attack. She had only worked at River City Grille, which bills itself as a polished American restaurant known for its extensive wine menu and specialty cocktails, for a few days.
Prosecutors say she was working as a dishwasher along with other kitchen staff around 11 a.m. that April day. They allege she attacked 38-year-old Bonifacio Rodriguez with a kitchen knife, though didn't elaborate on what happened before. Rodriguez tried to protect himself but was stabbed multiple times, prosecutors said; the Yonkers man was pronounced dead at a hospital.
Another employee in the kitchen tried to intervene and was threatened but not hurt, prosecutors say.
The restaurant posted a statement to its Facebook page at the time of the prep cook's death saying, "Bonifacio Rodriguez was a dedicated, hardworking, trustworthy and gentle human being. To lose him to such a senseless act is shocking and the River City family is devastated."
Ramirez is due back in court next month. Attorney information for her wasn't immediately available.