A Brooklyn man, who is a registered sex offender, has been indicted for murdering and hacking up his live-in girlfriend, whose remains were reportedly found scattered between a freezer and a waste station in January.
Somorie Moses of 185 Erasmus Street has been charged with second-degree murder and concealment of a human corpse, according to Acting District Attorney Eric Gonzales. Moses was arraigned today at the Brooklyn Supreme Court and ordered held without bail. If convicted, he faces up to 25 years to life in prison.
The case began on January 17, when parts of a woman’s torso and leg were discovered at a waste station in the Bronx. A subsequent investigation led NYPD detectives to Moses’s Brooklyn home on January 20, where cops found the victim’s head recovered from a freezer.
The Medical Examiner’s Office determined that all of the remains were those of the defendant’s live-in girlfriend, Leondra Foster, 32. The cause of her death was determined to be blunt force trauma to the head.
“While we cannot erase the cruelty of Leondra Foster’s death, we can commit to seeking swift and certain justice, both for her heartbroken family and her alleged killer,” said Gonzalez.
Moses, who news outlets have called a pimp, is a registered Level 2 sex offender, caught in 2006 for promoting the prostitution of a girl under 16, said officials.