New York pimp Somorie Moses, arraigned Thursday on second-degree murder charge in slaying of his girlfriend, Leondra Foster
Moses, 40, is accused of dismembering 32-year-old Foster and stashing some of the body parts in his freezer at his Brooklyn, NY home
He then forced a sanitation worker to help him dispose of her remaining body parts, her torso and a leg was discovered at a trash sorting plant in The Bronx on Tuesday
The suspect was initially arrested on charges of concealment of a human corpse and tampering with evidence after cops found Foster’s head, hands and feet stuffed in a freezer
Foster, allegedly died of blunt force trauma after months of domestic abuse, she is survived by a 16-year-old daughter
Moses is a registered Level 2 sex offender who was convicted in 2006 of promoting prostitution of a girl younger than 16
The charge against Somorie Moses has now been charged for concealment of human body parts to second-degree murder in the death of his girlfriend
A 40-year-old convicted sex offender has been charged with murdering and dismembering his girlfriend, whose head was found in the freezer of his Brooklyn, NY apartment. Somori Moses allegedly, disposed of the rest of his victim’s remains in the thrash and other body parts were dumped in The Bronx.
Moses, a registered Level 2 sex offender who was convicted in 2006 on charges of promoting prostitution of a girl younger than 16 and profiting from prostitution, was initially arrested on criminal counts of concealment of a human corpse and tampering with evidence.
The charges were upgraded at his arraignment on Thursday, in Brooklyn Criminal County court, to second-degree murder. He is being held without bail.
Moses is accused of killing 32-year-old mother-of-one Leondra Foster, butchering her body and then disposing of her torso and a leg at a trash-sorting facility with the help of a sanitation worker.
32-year-old Leondra Foster allegedly died from blunt force trauma at the hands of her sex offender boyfriend
Moses allegedly strong-armed a garbage man into aiding him in getting rid of the remains of 32-year-old Leondra Foster. The unidentified man who is cooperating with cops, according to The New York Daily News was coerced into helping Moses conceal Fosters’ remains in heaps of trash at the Metropolitan Transfer Station in Hunts Points last week.
The sanitation employee was said to be cooperating with the investigation.
Fosters’ head, hands and feet were later found stuffed inside the freezer in Moses’ apartment in the Flatbush section of Brooklyn, leading to his arrest on Sunday. One foot had Moses’ name tattooed on it, according to law enforcement sources.
Officers conducting a search of Moses’ apartment also found blood spatter around the residence and men’s and women’s clothing soaked in blood.
Police sources said Foster died of multiple blunt force trauma.
‘We in Brooklyn will seek justice for Leondra Foster, who was so tragically and brutally murdered,” acting Brooklyn District Attorney Eric Gonzalez said in a statement. ‘Somorie Moses is now charged with second-degree murder for that heinous crime.’
Leondra Foster’s family say she was the victim of gross domestic abuse
Foster’s torso andn one of her legs was found in the Metropolitan Waste Transfer Station in the Hunts Points section of The Bronx, NY
Younger sibling Shanicqua Figueroa, describes her late sister as having found herself trapped in an abusive relationship with Moses, who allegedly beat her on a regular basis.
‘I hope he gets life without parole and gets everything that’s coming to him,’ she said.
Her mother, Sandra Figueroa, vowed to attend every one of Moses’ court appearance, rain or shine. A day earlier the grieving Figueroa described how difficult it was for her to look at her 16-year-old granddaughter because she looks of the close resemblance to her slain mother.
Leondra Foster’s dismembered head and feet were allegedly found in the home of her boyfriend Somori Moses [right]
Cadaver dog searches for possible human remains at the trash-sorting plant. Employees at the Metropolitan Waste Transfer Station unearthed a woman’s torso and leg at 4.40am last Tuesday and notified police
Her enraged father, Kenneth Foster, claimed that his daughter had been subjected to months of domestic abuse at the hands of her boyfriend, before her death and dismemberment.
‘He has a thing against women,’ Foster said of the suspect. ‘We tried to get her to leave him, but she would just get mad at us.’
He added that his daughter’s killer deserved: “medieval torture for the rest of his life,” the bereaved dad fumed. “You cannot be human and do something like that — you’re an animal.”
Leondra Foster’s mother, Sandra Figueroa, holding a photograph of her slain daughteris advocating that victims speak up before it’ too late
Police arrested Somorie Moses just days after workers at the Metropolitan Waste Transfer Station in The Bronx found a female torso and a leg without a foot in the trash.
Investigators later found additional human remains, including a right arm and a left arm, both without hands, in Kearny, New Jersey. Investigators reportedly, used surveillance video at the Hunts Point waste-processing plant and phone records to identify and track down the suspect to his apartment on Erasmus Street in Brooklyn.
The family outside Brooklyn Supreme Court. Her mother is hoping her daughter’s fate will encourage other victims of domestic abuse to speak up
Cops say they found a woman’s head, hands and feet inside his freezer at Moses’ apartment on Erasmus Street in Brooklyn [photo]
Moses who has a list of prior run ins with the law released from prison in 2016, after serving more than three years on a weapons charge, according to amNY.
He is a registered Level 2 sex offender who was convicted in 2006 on charges of promoting prostitution of a girl younger than 16 and profiting from prostitution.
His criminal record also includes no fewer than eight arrests on charges that included rape and patronizing a prostitute. In 2003, he was arrested in connection to a non-fatal shooting incident.