A 23-year-old East Village man was arrested today and charged with the murder of his 82-year-old great-grandmother, who police say he left bound by her wrists and ankles in their apartment.
Police say that at around 5:35 p.m. Friday, they found suspect Gary Bias's great-grandmother, Ella Mae Bias, unresponsive and unconscious in their apartment at 711 FDR Drive in the Lillian Wald housing development. Ella Mae Bias and a 39-year-old woman, who is reportedly the suspect's mother, both had their limbs tied up with tape; the younger woman was able to break free and call 911.
Ella Mae Bias was pronounced dead at the scene, while the other victim was treated for her injuries at Bellevue Hospital. Gary Bias has been charged with murder and attempted murder.