NYC: Man Indicted in Deadly 48-Hour Hostage Ordeal Involving 2 Women, Toddler

A 31-year-old Bronx man has been indicted on murder, kidnapping and other charges for allegedly killing his girlfriend after holding her, the mother of his child and his toddler son hostage for 48 hours earlier this year, prosecutors announced Friday.

Anthony Portis allegedly beat his girlfriend and the mother of his child for two days while his little boy was present. The mother and child escaped, but the girlfriend was left to die, prosecutors said. Her badly decomposed body wasn’t discovered until more than a month later.

According to the investigation, Portis allegedly went to the building where the mother of his child, 26-year-old Nzingha Keyes, lived on March 2. He was in the hallway with neighbors and his girlfriend, 22-year-old Dominique Ben-David, when Keyes arrived with their 3-year-old son.


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