The boyfriend of an aspiring nurse has been arrested for beating her to death inside her Brooklyn apartment, police said Thursday.
Michael Hosein, 32, was charged Wednesday with murder in the attack last Friday on Kelly Kwak, 32, who was found in a large pool of blood on the living room floor of the Gates Ave apartment. near Classon Ave., police said.
Responding officers banged on the door of the apartment and Hosein responded after a while, telling police that he had taken a lot of pills, police sources said.
Kwak, a Queens native attending Queensborough Community College, died of multiple blunt force injuries, including repeated blows to her mangled face.
“I can’t believe…it’s not real,” Kwak’s heartbroken mother, Shin Young, told the Daily News on Tuesday. “I’m trying to be normal. But every once in a while I think of her. She is very terrible.
Hosein, who has no arrest record, was first taken to Woodhull Hospital for treatment and mental evaluation.
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Police officers were asked to visit the apartment after Kwak’s brother, who lived out of state, called police out of fear for his safety, police sources said.
Hosien and Kwak lived in Gibb Mansion, a 19th-century house built by the wealthy lace merchant, John Gibb. The building has been converted into affordable housing for the previously homeless and those with substance abuse issues.
Young, 61, said the last time he texted his daughter was around 9:00 p.m. on March 5, five days before she was found dead.
“We text each other. I asked him to do something and he said, ‘Yeah, yeah, I’m going to come and do it.’
“She was a family girl,” her tortured mother said of her only daughter, who wanted to be a nurse. “She loved mom and dad and her brother. Her dog, Scooby, rescued him. He said that he had to save the puppy from the shelter”.
Kwak’s cousin, reached by phone in Georgia, recalled visiting the “nice” woman in New York several times a year.
“She put her family before herself,” Peter Ko said. “She was the first to call if we had a problem or anything.”