The ex-boyfriend of a New York University student found dead Sunday has been charged with her murder, the New York Post reports. Michael Cordero told his brother-in-law he'd killed her, in a jealous rage, then slit his wrists and fled. He was chased by both family members and cops and caught on the roof of a West Side building.
Boitumelo McCallum, a South African student and the daughter of two NYU professors, was found dead in her room in her mother's apartment. In the hospital Cordero spelled out the details of her murder, after a heated argument. Police said she had been strangled and smothered with a towel, and her nose had been broken. Her body wasn't discovered for several days.