Woman charged in murder of Holocaust survivor

By Calvin Palmer

A woman was charged yesterday with the murder of an 89-year-old Holocaust survivor at his apartment in New York City.

Angela Murray, 30, was being held without bail on second-degree murder and robbery charges.

Police are still looking for a man seen with Murray in the victim’s car.

Guido Felix Brinkmann, regularly brought young women back to his apartment for sex, authorities said, but it was unclear clear how Murray knew him.

Brinkmann was found Thursday in his bed at his Upper East Side apartment, with his hands bound, a sheet draped over his body. He had been beaten and was asphyxiated. His apartment was messy, but there was no sign of forced entry.

Police say a woman and a man in their 30s were seen going into his apartment the night before, and later left through the basement garage in Brinkmann’s car – a blue Honda Civic. The car was found on Friday in the Bronx.

Brinkmann’s safe, ID and some tax records were found in Murray’s Bronx apartment, and phone records show she called Brinkmann sometime before midnight Thursday, police said.

Brinkmann was the former owner of the Adam’s Apple nightclub and, until his death, a manager for a commercial building in the Bronx. He also was a Holocaust survivor who had been sent to the Nazi death camp at Auschwitz.

[Based on a report by the Associated Press.]

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2 responses to “Woman charged in murder of Holocaust survivor

  1. A woman and a man in their 30s were seen going into his apartment the night before, and later left through the basement garage in Brinkmann’s car – a blue Honda Civic.
    I read this case in local newspaper.

  2. Pat

    An outrage. Words can’t depict the punishment I think this woman deserves. Who kills anyone, let alone a holocaust survivor? Did she know he was a survivor? Was this a random crime? What happened? Has this killer any idea what atrocities were committed in those concentration camps and what it took to survive? I hope whatever prison she is sent to that Israeli Army people begin working there to ensure she is treated properly.

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