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Queens Village man charged in girlfriend’s murder

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A Queens Village man was charged with murder after he allegedly beat his girlfriend to death in their 214th Street home, police said.

Officers responded to the home at around 9:54 p.m. Tuesday following a call of an unconscious female at 89-26 214th St., police said.

They found 28-year-old Tiffany Pettiford, who was struck multiple times with a blunt object, police said.

Pettiford was taken to Queens Hospital Center, where she died, police said.

Pettiford’s boyfriend, 48-year-old Isaiah Smith, was arrested and charged with murder and criminal possession of a weapon, police said.

Reach reporter Howard Koplowitz by e-mail at hkoplowitz@cnglocal.com or by phone at 718-260-4573.

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