Suspect in NYC threesome murder believed victim raped his girlfriend: Police

Police have arrested a suspect in the brutal beating and stabbing death of a 20-year-old man who had participated in a group sex encounter that went murderously wrong early Monday morning.

According to Gothamist, Christopher Membreno, 24, was arrested and charged with murder in the death of Manos Ikonomidis, 20, who died after the suspect — reportedly in the company of two other men — stabbed and beat him as he was trying to leave a Park Slope apartment building where he had participated in a threesome with a male resident there, 21-year-old Jack Doherty, and an unidentified woman believed to be Membreno’s girlfriend.

As Crime Online previously reported, the woman became upset when one of the two men reportedly began recording the sexual encounter, and asked to be driven home. Doherty drove her home to Staten Island while Ikonomidis stayed at the apartment. The victim reportedly decided to leave after Doherty returned home, but was chased by three men in the building hallway. At least one of them stabbed and beat him.

Police told the New York Post that the woman told Membreno she had been raped. According to the Daily News, the suspect confessed to the murder as a revenge killing.

It is unclear why the assailants only targeted Ikonomidis, who reportedly knocked on a neighbor’s door following the assault, when he was severely injured. He begged her not to call 911 but she refused to comply, and reportedly said he lost consciousness while in her apartment.

Ikonomidis was pronounced dead at a hospital a short time later.

Somewhere near the time of the attack, Ikonomidis’s girlfriend, who did not participate in the threesome, reportedly received an Instagram message that read: “Your boyfriend f***** up and will be taken care of.”

Police reportedly found no evidence the encounter was not consensual but are continuing to investigate.

“We have a competing narrative in this case,” NYPD Chief of Detectives Robert Boyce told the Daily News. “We’re still trying to decipher exactly what happened that day.”

 

Photo: Flickr: Matthew Rutledge/Park Slope