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The Bobster
08-26-2016, 11:46 AM
http://nypost.com/2016/08/26/woman-charged-with-killing-teen-baby-daddy-in-1990/

School bus driver charged with killing teen baby daddy in 1990
By Kenneth Garger and Jamie Schram
August 26, 2016 | 8:48am

A Harlem woman on the lam for 26 years after fatally shooting her cheating boyfriend was captured Thursday – after leading a normal life as a school-bus driver who enjoyed baking cakes in her Rhode Island home, cops said.

Zunilda Rosario, 48, was busted by police at JFK Airport after she took an afternoon flight back to the States from the Dominican Republic, cops said.

Rosario was charged with murder for shooting Juan Deleon, 19, in the head and torso in the lobby of a drug-infested building at 510 W. 150th St. on Feb. 11, 1990, sources said. The two had been arguing over the alleged infidelity of Deleon, the father of their child.

Rosario then high-tailed it out of the city with her two daughters, heading to Rhode Island, where she lived under her real name, sources said.

The case was cold until February, when an eyewitness to the slaying came forward and fingered Rosario for the murder, sources said. Cops interviewed several more witnesses who also identified Rosario as the killer, sources said.

Authorities traced Rosario’s whereabouts to an address in Providence, RI, and were preparing to arrest her there when they got word that she was on a flight back to JFK, sources said.

Port Authority police grabbed Rosario as soon as the plane landed and then turned her over to the NYPD.

The Bobster
08-26-2016, 05:17 PM
http://nypost.com/2016/08/26/woman-charged-with-killing-teen-baby-daddy-in-1990/

School bus driver charged with killing teen baby daddy in 1990
By Kenneth Garger and Jamie Schram
August 26, 2016 | 8:48am | Updated

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Zunilda Rosario appears in court
Photo: Steven Hirsch


A former Harlem resident who worked as a school-bus driver and baked cakes in her Rhode Island home was just busted for a 26-year-old murder, cops said Friday.

Zunilda Rosario, 48, was remanded without bail after being arrested by police at JFK Airport on Thursday following an afternoon flight back to the States from the Dominican Republic, authorities said.

Rosario was charged with second-degree murder for shooting at least eight bullets at Juan Deleon, 19, hitting him in the head and torso in the lobby of a drug-infested building at 510 W. 150th St. in Manhattan on Feb. 11, 1990, authorities said. The two had been arguing over the alleged infidelity of Deleon, the father of her two daughters, authorities said.

The pair had had “a tumultuous romantic relationship” and at one point, Rosario “had pointed a gun at Juan Deleon and expressed a desire to shoot him,” according to the criminal complaint.

She said she “had learned how to handle guns and how to shoot in the Dominican Republic,” the papers state, quoting a witness.

After discovering her lover had fathered a child with another woman, Rosario also threatened to kill Deleon, his other baby mama and the kid, the documents say.

The court document notes that the defendant didn’t attend either Deleon’s wake or funeral.

Rosario claimed to authorities that a man shot Deleon in front of her and then fled.

After her boyfriend’s murder, Rosario left the city with her two daughters, heading to Rhode Island, where she lived under her real name, police sources said.

The case was cold until February, when an eyewitness to the slaying came forward and fingered Rosario for the murder, the sources said. Cops interviewed several more witnesses who also identified Rosario as the killer, the sources said.

Authorities traced Rosario’s whereabouts to an address in Providence, RI, and were preparing to arrest her there when they got word that she was on a flight back to JFK, the sources said.

Port Authority police grabbed Rosario as soon as the plane landed and then turned her over to detectives from the NYPD’s 30th Squad.

A family member told The Post that Rosario had not been on the run and moved to Providence in 1996 while regularly traveling back to New York City, unaware that she was on the NYPD’s radar.

“The day [the murder] happened, she gave the police a statement. They took her statement and tested her hands for gunpowder residue, which came back negative,” the relative insisted.

The relative described Deleon as an unsavory character who she believes was fatally gunned down by two unidentified men.

“[Deleon] was a philandering a—hole,” the relative said. But “there was no lover’s quarrel. That was all bullsh–.

The relative claimed Rosario went to the West 150th Street building that fateful day to meet with Deleon to discuss their two children.

“She has been wrongfully charged with this,” the relative said. “This is a woman who has so much integrity. She is a taxpayer. She went to Providence for a better life. This is a woman who would never, never harm anybody. We are all shocked.”