Oscar Morocho-Morocho was arrested in Jamaica, Queens on Thursday, May 11, in connection with the death of 34-year-old Ruth Marisel Parra-Martinez, according to Suffolk County Police.
Police say the two were both homeless.
The woman was found beaten to death in Shirley, outside the Gr8skates skating rink on The Green, on Sunday night, May 7.
According to police, Morocho-Morocho repeatedly punched and kicked Parra-Martinez “over a period of time.” He then called 911 to report that she had died from her injuries.
Police found him Thursday afternoon outside a car wash in Jamaica, Queens, and arrested him on suspicion of first-degree manslaughter.
Investigators did not elaborate on what led up to the alleged beating.
Morocho-Morocho was scheduled to be arraigned at First District Court in Central Islip on Friday, May 12.
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