The wounded ex-boyfriend who was charged in a double murder in New Jersey, hid 3½ hours in the middle of the night and waited in the house where his girlfriend and her boss lived while waiting for his moment to strike.
Joseph Porter, 27, of Elizabeth, New Jersey, was caught when he chased his lover into the street before stabbing her, prosecutors said Wednesday.
Reportedly Porter snarled after his au pair girlfriend Karen Bermudez-Rodriguez broke up with him.
Joseph Porter, accused of fatally stabbing his 26-year-old girlfriend together with the man she worked with, appeared in court on Wednesday
Porter, 27, is accused of murdering NYC Comedy Club owner David Kimowitz, 40, and nanny Karen Bermudez-Rodriguez, 26 from New Jersey. He argued not guilty
Police said Bermudez-Rodriguez also told Porter that she wanted her keys for the house where she worked and lived back. Bermudez-Rodriguez was a nanny for the Kimowitz family. Porter admitted that she had used her key to open the door to Kimowitz's house and sneak in.
Porter had a key that he let in in the middle of the night.
He then sneaked to a second-floor bedroom with a knife and allegedly killed David Kimowitz, the boss of his girlfriend, the owner of the comedy club in Manhattan.
Hours later, he then chased his 26-year-old ex who ran out of the house. It is claimed that Porter then used her on the street with a different knife.
Porter first appeared in the Supreme Court of Essex County in Newark, where prosecutors tried to provide a more accurate timeline of how the murders took place on August 3.
& # 39; Provided that video & # 39; s the suspect enters the home of the male victim at 2:45 am and that he is chasing the female victim at 6:15 am, & # 39; Prosecutor Jason Alterbaum told Judge Nancy Sivilli.
& # 39; Within four hours, this defendant killed two people. & # 39;
Joseph Porter, 27, appears in the Veterans Court of Essex County and accuses the murder of NYC Comedy Club owner David Kimowitz, 40, and nanny Karen Bermudez-Rodriguez, 26
It seems that Porter entered the house in the middle of the night with a spare set of keys he had
Au pair, Karen Bermudez-Rodriguez (left), 26, and her boss David Kimowitz, 40, were killed hours after she broke up with her friend, Joseph Porter (right), 27, who has been accused of their murders. Porter has argued not guilty
Porter (above), 27, from Elizabeth, New Jersey, was booked on two points of murder and gun possession in the deaths of David Kimowitz, 40, and Porter's girlfriend, Karen Bermudez-Rodriguez, 26
The murders took place after Porter and Bermudez-Rodriguez sent each other text messages claiming her keys to the Kimowitz house were returned, according to the court. New York Post.
& # 39; Porter then went to the bedroom on the second floor, where he grabbed a knife and stabbed David Kimowitz (in the photo with his wife), & # 39; is in the indictment document
Kimowitz & # 39; s wife and his two young daughters were away for the weekend at the time of the murders.
Porter, has no previous criminal history and showed no emotion in court because he pleaded not to be charged with indictments through a Portuguese translator.
Judge Sivilli ordered him to be detained and considered him a risk of escape after trying to escape to Cancun, Mexico on the day of the massacres.
Last week, the frenzied 911 calls from horrific neighbors, desperately trying to call for help, were released by the authorities.
Bermudez-Rodriguez was bound but somehow managed to escape.
& # 39; Please come right away – someone is dying! & # 39; a woman can be heard saying in an emergency call. & # 39; She's on the street, someone attacked her. I think she's bleeding to death. I think maybe she's already dead. & # 39;
& # 39; Hurry! Ambulance immediately! & # 39; the panicky woman adds.
Another man called paramedics when he was shot down next to a semi-conscious Bermudez-Rodriguez in what would later turn out to be her last moments in life.
Bermudez-Rodriguez (left) arrived more than a year ago from her native Colombia in the United States. It is unclear how long she has been with Porter (right)
& # 39; You'll be fine. The ambulance is coming, & he hears her say, according to the operator's instructions. & # 39; They'll take care of you. Hold on. & # 39;
He then tells the coordinator that the 26-year-old has had a deep cut in her neck and that it is & # 39; very bad & # 39; has described.
& # 39; I am trying to talk to her, but she is almost gone with it & # 39 ;, he says.
After his arrest, Porter reportedly admitted using the Bermudez-Rodriguez key to open the door to Kimowitz's house & # 39 ;.
Bermudez-Rodriguez came to the US to learn English. Bermudez-Rodriguez began to pass shortly after her arrival at Kimowitz
& # 39; Porter then went to the bedroom on the second floor, where he proceeded to grab a knife and stab David Kimowitz & # 39 ;.
Porter then tied Bermudez-Rodriguez's hands with tape, but somehow she was able to free herself and run out of the house.
She managed to come a few hundred meters away before Porter caught up with her. Neighbors in an adjoining street heard the girl scream & oh my god, oh my god & # 39 ;, before they ran out to investigate.
& # 39; I don't know … a man with a woman … I don't know what he is doing to the lady … she's out there on the street & # 39 ;, says a woman without a name in another phone call.
Neighbors claim that Porter's car had been parked in the area hours before the murders.
While officers were searching the area, Kimowitz was found in a nearby house after the police followed a trail of blood to the home.
Bermudez-Rodriguez was first stabbed in the house. Kimowitz was declared dead on the spot.
Kimowitz (right) is one of the owners of the comedy club The Stand in New York City who moved to Union Square last year. The club is located on East 16th Street in Manhattan and has had big names such as Dave Chappelle and Tracy Morgan (center)
& # 39; I heard a woman scream: & # 39; Oh my God! & # 39; over and over, & said neighbor, Kathy Cantwell, 63.
& # 39; It was at 6 am & # 39; in the morning. My window was open. I did not see anything. Someone screamed from his lungs, & Cantwell added.
Bermudez-Rodriguez arrived more than a year ago from her native Colombia in the United States, a friend told NJ Advance Media.
She came to the US to learn English, her friend said. Bermudez-Rodriguez began to pass shortly after her arrival at Kimowitz.
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