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Great-grandson suspect in East Village woman’s beating death

The body of great-grandmother Ella-Nae Biaz is taken out by the medical examiner's office after she was bludgeoned to death inside the Lillian Wald Houses.

The body of great-grandmother Ella-Nae Biaz is taken out by the medical examiner’s office after she was bludgeoned to death inside the Lillian Wald Houses.

(Ross Keith/New York Daily News)

NEW YORK DAILY NEWS

Friday, September 30, 2016, 10:18 PM

An 82-year-old woman was found beaten to death and bound to a chair in her East Village apartment Friday – and police suspect her great-grandson killed her.

Police found Ella-Nae Biaz, 82, bludgeoned to death inside the Lillian Wald Houses (below) on E. Fourth St. off the FDR Drive at about 5:30 p.m. She’d been bound to a chair with duct tape around wrists and ankles, police said.

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, cops said.

Police guard the scene after finding Ella-Nae Biaz dead inside the Lillian Wald Houses on E. 4th St. right off the FDR Drive at about 5:30 p.m.

Police guard the scene after finding Ella-Nae Biaz dead inside the Lillian Wald Houses on E. 4th St. right off the FDR Drive at about 5:30 p.m.

(Sam Costanza for New York Daily News)

She was taken to Bellevue Hospital in stable condition.

The great-grandson took off in a car and was taken into custody Friday night just over the Williamsburg Bridge in Brooklyn, cops said.

Detectives were questioning him at the 9th Precinct stationhouse in the East Village Friday night. Charges were pending.

The entrance to the Lillian Wald Houses, where a grandson is suspected of bludgeoning his grandmother to death and binding another female relative to a chair with duct tape at the complex.

The entrance to the Lillian Wald Houses, where a grandson is suspected of bludgeoning his grandmother to death and binding another female relative to a chair with duct tape at the complex.

(Sam Costanza for New York Daily News)

The great-grandson’s name was not released, but a neighbor said the man would regularly hit up Biaz for cash after her Social Security checks arrived on the first day of the month.

“Every month when she would get her Social Security check he would pressure her for money,” said Jorge Guzman, 49.

“Every time the check comes, the first, I would hear the arguments,” the neighbor said. “I would hear him come outside ranting and raving. I didn’t think he would do that.”

Ross Keith and Ben Kochman 

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