News July 19, 2022 at 03:00 pm

Bronx community mourns Ghanaian woman fatally stabbed in her home, husband charged

Mildred Europa Taylor | Head of Content

Mildred Europa Taylor July 19, 2022 at 03:00 pm

July 19, 2022 at 03:00 pm | News

Monica Akua was stabbed in her home. Photo via News12

Family and friends are mourning a Ghanaian woman who was stabbed to death inside her Bedford Park apartment last week.

Police responding to a 911 call around 10:50 a.m. last Thursday found 52-year-old Monica Akua unresponsive with multiple stab wounds inside Tracey Towers, Pix11 reported. She was rushed to an area hospital by first responders but she didn’t make it.

Her husband, 59-year-old Anthony Erzuah, was arrested on charges of murder, manslaughter, and criminal possession of a weapon. Police also said they found a knife at the scene.

A vigil by Warm NYC, a domestic violence organization, has since been held for Akua, who was from Ghana and lived in New York for over 20 years.

Relatives and friends have called her a true light for the entire community, News12 reported.

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