A 49-year-old woman in New York City has been arrested and charged with suffocating a man to death who was apparently wearing a handwritten sign around his neck containing a love letter to her.
Police sources told DNAinfo that Crystal Neff told investigators she was trying to kill her boyfriend when she placed blankets over his head and neck, propped him up on a chair and put him in his sleep last week.
Neff then awoke to find him face down and unresponsive and attempted CPR, police told the website. They said she then took his cellphone and computer and wrote messages on the back saying: “I touch little girls. I touch red hearts. I touch little girls,” and “Don’t cry, I love you all.”
Shortly after he died, Neff deleted them from the devices, the website said.
Her boyfriend, Paul Danh, was fatally covered in the “homemade messages,” according to DNAinfo. He was found on Friday, July 20, on 38th Street in Brooklyn.
Neff was arrested Saturday at a home she shares with her boyfriend’s family on the Upper West Side. She told investigators she committed the murder for “emotional reasons.”
“We can confirm that a 49-year-old female was taken into custody on Saturday night in connection with the death of a 49-year-old male,” NYPD said in a statement to ABC News. “The woman was charged with second-degree murder and will be processed at the police station.”
Neff is being held on $50,000 bond or cash and ordered back to court in August.
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