Police arrested the common-law husband of a South Jamaica woman Wednesday whose lifeless body was found the day before in Idlewild Park, the Queens district attorney said.
Carlos Evelyn, 30, was arrested and waiting to be arraigned on charges of murdering 27-year-old Kadie Ann Chambers and dumping her body in the wetlands, District Attorney Richard Brown said.
“The defendant is accused of strangling his wife during an argument that turned physical and deadly,” he said. “His alleged actions leave their young son without a mother and a father who faces the possibility of spending the rest of his life in prison.”
According to the criminal complaint filed by the DA’s office, the couple got into a fight inside their home Tuesday morning, and when Chambers grasped Evelyn’s shirt, he grabbed her by the throat and started punching her in the face, Brown said.
Evelyn allegedly continued to strangle Chambers until she fell to the floor unconscious, the DA said.
He then allegedly moved her lifeless body from the house and brought it to Rosedale, where he dumped the body in the water near Huxley Street, the DA said.
Evelyn then returned home and allegedly cleaned up a carpet bloodied by the struggle and got rid of the clothes he was wearing, according to Brown.
The police found Chambers’ body around 10:30 p.m.
As of press time late Wednesday, Evelyn was awaiting arraignment on charges of murder and tampering with physical evidence, Brown said.
Reach reporter Rich Bockmann by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 718-260-4574.
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