A man was arrested and charged with 2nd Degree Murder this weekend after allegedly choking and killing his girlfriend in the home they shared.
According to Suffolk County Police, Saturday around 11 a.m., 35-year-old Justin Miller and his girlfriend, Teresa Heredia, 29, both of 26 Bullard St. in Mastic, were having a heated verbal exchange that led to a physical altercation. Cops say Miller choked Heredia to death, while the couple’s seven-month-old child was home. He called his sister who called authorities.
Officers arrived at the residence and found Heredia unconscious. She was transported to Brookhaven Memorial Hospital Medical Center in East Patchogue and pronounced dead.
Police took Miller into custody. He is scheduled to be arraigned Sunday at First District Court in Central Islip.
The couple’s seven-month-old child was not injured and was released to a relative.