Sean Adams

Man Sought In Fatal Stabbing Of Lottery-Winning Uncle, Woman, Arrested In The Bronx

July 12, 2018 - 11:45 am

NEW YORK (WCBS 880) -- A manhunt for a man accused of fatally stabbing his lotto-winning uncle and a security firm employee has come to an end.

Police said 45-year-old Wanda Rios was stabbed to death at M.N.I. Security Specialist located at East 233rd Street in the Bronx, WCBS 880's Sean Adams reported.

Idris Abdul-Muhaymin, 45, was arrested in the Bronx without incident shortly before midnight, Adams reported.

Rios was allegedly stabbed in the neck with a screwdriver, Adams reported. She died at a hospital. The business is owned by Abdul-Muhaymin's brother-in-law.

The motive for the killing remains unclear.

A tipster told police where they could find Abdul-Muhaymin, which led to his arrest.

He was also wanted in connection with the stabbing death of his lottery-winning uncle, 73-year-old Owen Dillard, inside his Beekman Avenue apartment in June. Dillard hit the lottery twice for a total of $60,000. He too was stabbed in the neck.

Abdul-Muhaymin has been charged with murder and manslaughter in connection with Rios' death and may face even more charges in connection with Dillard's murder, Adams reported.