The Post reports on the homicide in today's NYPD Daily Blotter:
A New Jersey man strangled his gay lover with a rope in the victim's Alphabet City apartment, police sources said yesterday.
Davawn Robinson, 22, of Paterson, NJ, allegedly wrapped the rope around the neck and wrist of Edgard Mercado, 39, in Mercado's apartment on Avenue C near East Eighth Street at 4 a.m. Friday.
Authorities found Mercado's body face up on the floor of his bedroom. Robinson had fled, police said, but was arrested the next day on murder charges.