BREAKING NEWS: Personal assistant of tech entrepreneur, 33, who was found decapitated and dismembered in his $2.2million Manhattan apartment is arrested
The personal assistant of Fahim Saleh, the tech entrepreneur who was found decapitated and dismembered in his $2.2million Manhattan apartment, has been arrested.
Tyrese Devon Haspil, 21, was arrested early Friday over the grisly murder of the 33-year-old in his Lower East Side apartment earlier this week.
Haspil, who worked as Saleh’s personal assistant, is expected to be charged with second degree murder and other counts, the New York Times reports.
Detectives believe Saleh was killed after he found out his assistant had stolen tens of thousands of dollars from him, sources told the outlet.
The slaying occurred even after Saleh set up a payment plan for Haspil to repay the money he allegedly stole instead of reporting him to authorities.
Police, who have not yet announced Haspil’s arrest but are expected to do so imminently, believe Saleh was killed on Monday, which is a day before his body was found.
struggle then ensured between Saleh and the assailant but the elevator doors closed, obscuring the camera’s view of what happened next.
Saleh’s dismembered body was discovered inside his $2.2 million Lower East Side apartment by his sister on Tuesday afternoon. Police believe he was killed a day earlier but the killer returned a day later to dismember the body and clean up