MANHATTAN — A Washington Heights woman immediately confessed to killing her brother when police found him lying in a pool of blood Monday morning, prosecutors said.
"I did it. I did it. Arrest me," Estefani Lora, 21, told Officer Erik Cordova at the door of her apartment at 1370 St. Nicholas Ave., near West 178th Street, about 6:17 a.m., according to Manhattan prosecutors.
Lora turned around and kneeled with her hands behind her back as Jeffrey Lora, 19, lay nearby motionless with a stab wound to his chest, officials said.
The brother was pronounced dead at Columbia University Medical Center, police said.
Cordova scoured the apartment and found a bloody knife in the apartment's kitchen sink, prosecutors said.
The sister was arrested and charged with murder, police said.
She confessed again to police when they questioned her, saying she stabbed him during an argument, prosecutors said.
She was arraigned Tuesday on charges of murder and manslaughter, prosecutors said.
She was remanded back into custody and is due back in court on April 22, records show.