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Corona Man Indicted on Manslaughter Charges for Fatally Pushing His Landlord Down Flight of Stairs

The steps where Edgar Moncayo was pushed to his death on 102nd Street (Google)

Feb. 6, 2020 By Kristen Torres

A 22-year-old man was indicted on manslaughter charges Thursday for a deadly push that sent his elderly landlord flying down the front steps of a two-story Corona house last month.

Alex Garces was charged with first and second degree manslaughter and second degree assault, according to Queens District Attorney Melinda Katz today. He now faces up to 25 years in prison if convicted.

Garces allegedly shoved his landlord, 71-year-old Edgar Moncayo, down the front steps on Jan. 12 around 2:30 p.m., as Moncayo attempted to collect unpaid rent from Garces. The tenant initially claimed that Moncayo accidentally fell but police were able to review the incident that was caught on tape.

Police found Moncayo unconscious and unresponsive with head trauma lying on the pavement in front of the 102nd Street home. He was taken to NYC Health & Hospitals/Elmhurst and succumbed to his injuries the next day.

“This was a horrible incident captured on a Ring doorbell video,” said Katz in a statement. “The victim was pushed with so much force it propelled the 71-year-old man over the stairs and onto the pavement, where he struck his head and later died.”

The New York Post released video of the graphic attack.

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I hope he’s convicted. The landlord was just trying to collect rent owed. This coward needs to go to prison for a long time.


To be honest I don’t think a landlord can just rush in your house and be pushing his way thru for 200 or any dollars it’s a different way to go about things I don’t think they should be charged and he looked like he felt bad about what he did cuz it was a accident just to much going on at the time

ANOTHER Racist trump supporter!

Your right his hurt feelings means he shouldn’t face any punishment.


@Another Racist Trump- A manslaughter charge sounds appropriate. As a landlord I know many tenants turnout to be deadbeats no matter how far you bend over backwards to appease them as it appears this landlord did. Many bad tenants just work the system and the system seems to protect this irresponsible “ entitled” group, that is why it’s imperative to screen potential tenants. Even with a screening process some bad apples will get through, nothing’s etched in stone but it will reduce the number of less than desirable tenants and citizens in the area. Corona landlords need to up their tenant selection process, just reading this blog you will see the vast majority of crime is perpetrated by transients and deadbeats “renting” in Corona or Elmhurst. This lack of standards has been known to destroy entire communities. As for the criminal who is mentioned in this article, he does appear remorseful and did call for an ambulance and may be able to pull a self defense “defense” which is where the manslaughter charge comes in, since he is considered a renter regardless of not paying his rent and entitled to the rights of a tenant. This person will pay for his crime unlike a wealthy recidivist who has stolen from students and vets and as punishment was forced to pay his victims back the millions of dollars he stole by judges.

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