Edwin Rios: Internet demands 'life in prison' for NYC parolee who stabbed 75-year-old woman after following her into elevator

Edwin Rios: Internet demands 'life in prison' for NYC parolee who stabbed 75-year-old woman after following her into elevator
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BRONX, NEW YORK: An elderly woman was stabbed multiple times in the head on Sunday, March 31, at a residential building in the Bronx by an attacker who followed her into the elevator.

The 75-year-old woman, who has not been identified, was stabbed in the face and head at 11.30 am inside 2066 Morris Avenue in the Tremont neighborhood, according to law enforcement sources.

Edwin Rios, 38, arrested for stabbing

It is reported that Edwin Rios, 38, repeatedly stabbed her. According to sources, police subsequently arrested the suspect on suspicion of trying to kill someone. 

The victim was brought to St Barnabas Hospital to get treatment for her wounds. Her condition and relationship to her attacker are unknown at this point. It was also unclear if she actually lived in the building, New York Post reported.

According to sources, Rios was on parole for a related incident that happened in October 2012 in which he followed a 22-year-old woman off a bus in Queens and stabbed her in the back twice.

Sources claim that he was also taken into custody in 2013. The NYPD reports that overall crime in the Big Apple has decreased by 2.3%. Robbery is up 4.1% and felony assault is up 3%.

Incidents of stabbing are not publicly tracked by the NYPD.

Many women have recently reported that they were randomly punched in Downtown Manhattan. Per the NYPD, Skiboky Stora, 40, of East New York, was charged with assault on Wednesday, March 27, in relation to Halley Kate's random attack on Monday, March 25.

Following Kate's viral 41 million-view TikTok, a number of other women came forward to report that they, too, had been sucker punched while out for a stroll.

Internet demands 'life in prison' for Edwin Rios

The news of the 75-year-old being stabbed generated fervent reactions on X (previously known as Twitter). A user demanded, "How about the judge gives him life in prison this time to keep the public safe?"



 

Another user expressed disappointment stating, "Its a shame shes not able to easily acquire the proper means to protect herself. Thats real equality for women."



 

A third commentator argued that crime rates are increasing and said, "People need to get out, the crime there isn't going to get any better. It is just getting worse. That's what happens when there is low or no consequences to crime."



 

"He told the parole board he would find women to kill. At least he was being honest," a fourth netizen claimed about the suspect.



 

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