Saturday, October 1, 2016
The suspect’s 39-year-old mother was also tied up by her wrists and ankles, but she managed to free herself and call 911, the Daily News reports. When police arrived, they found the body of Ella Mae Bias. (Media reports have identified the family's last name as both Biaz and Bias. The updated reports use Bias.)
Police found Gary Bias in his car just over the Williamsburg Bridge.
amNewYork reports that a law enforcement source says it "appeared there was a family dispute that preceded the incident, however police are still investigating what the nature of the argument was."
Per the Daily News: "A neighbor said he would regularly hit up his great-grandmother for cash after her Social Security checks arrived on the first day of the month."
Updated Oct. 2
The Post reports that Gary Bias "told cops the women were conspiring to kill him." The Post also notes that he "is believed to be mentally ill."