MANHATTAN CRIMINAL COURT — The men accused of robbing and killing Chelsea event planner John Laubach after a gay tryst last month were indicted on charges of second degree murder in Manhattan court Thursday.
Security footage from a nearby Chase bank appears to show Martinez-Herrera attempting to withdraw money from Laubach's account just hours after the grisly slaying. The pair also allegedly pawned a piece of Laubach's jewelery before fleeing the state.
Neighbors said the suspects were among dozens of companions who visited Laubach's Cheslea home, where he lived with his beloved cockatoo Bolo.
A friend told DNAinfo that Laubach liked to lavish gifts and attention on younger men, including Faulkner and Martinez-Herrera, but denied that he had a sexual relationship with them.
The duo are set to be arraigned in front of a grand jury on May 8.