Hours after Patricia Wilson's body was found outside her Linwood Street apartment building in East New York, her landlord was charged with her murder. Jacqueline Wesley-Rosa, 49, was also charged with criminal possession of a weapon charges; police and neighbors say the pair had been engaged in a long-running dispute over rent and issues like trash disposal. Wilson's friend said, "It's a shock because...she's a very nice lady. Everybody will miss her, the whole block."
According to the Daily News, Wilson, "who was described as the mayor of her Linwood St. block," and Wesley had a confrontation in July that involved Wesley firing "an air gun or a pistol at Wilson's nephew as he ran down the block, court records show. After firing shots during that confrontation, Wesley pointed the weapon at Wilson. 'Let me kill this b----!' she hollered, according to court records." Wesley was charged with menacing and was scheduled to appear in court later this month.
Neighbor James Martindale told the News that past midnight yesterday, "I was inside and heard a very short argument. I looked out the window and saw the landlady and her boyfriend running down the street." Then he discovered Wilson "facedown and bleeding." Other neighbors said to 1010 WINS that Wilson was often "loud" and "boisterous," but it was just "Pat being Pat."