A 15-year-old boy stabbed his mother's boyfriend to death after the man disconnected the cable television connection, police said.
Adruis Ovalles, a resident of the Bronx area, plunged a knife into the chest of 26-year-old Albert Matthew Hartzog three times, despite his mother's pleas to stop, Fox News reported.
The teen had vanished for three days last week, prompting Hartzog to turn off the cable connection. Hartzog worked as a security guard at a nearby nursing home.
The teen also punched his victim repeatedly before stabbing him, police said.
As Hartzog collapsed to the floor, Ovalles stood in the doorway of the blood-splattered apartment, waiting to be arrested.
Ovalles was charged with murder, assault and criminal possession of a weapon. He has previous drug and assault arrests on his record.