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Man, 32, arrested for choking Brooklyn woman to death

Deneisha Smith, 27, was discovered dead with bruises around her neck by a co-worker.

Deneisha Smith, 27, was discovered dead with bruises around her neck by a co-worker.

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NEW YORK DAILY NEWS

Sunday, October 2, 2016, 6:33 PM

Police on Sunday arrested a 32-year-old man for killing a Brooklyn woman he had been court-ordered to stay away from after he assaulted her just two months earlier.

Rolanso Lexune was caught on video footage terrorizing 27-year-old Deneisha Smith in the cell phone repair shop where she worked on Bedford and Church Aves. in Flatbush around 1 p.m. Saturday, police said.

Lexune, a married father of four who neighbors said had dated and been dumped by Smith, choked the woman to death in a rear room of Bedford Technology, cops said.

Police identified Lexune as the attacker from witnesses and video footage inside the shop.

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On Sunday, they tracked him down to his apartment on New York Ave. near Foster Ave. He was taken into custody after plunging a knife into his stomach, cops said.

Saturday was not the first time Lexune had attacked Smith.

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Police identified Lexune as the attacker from witnesses and video footage inside the shop.

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In July, a judge ordered Lexune to stay away from Smith after he confronted her at her E. 34th St. home not far from the phone shop, punched and slapped her in the face, and stole $ 400 from her, police said.

Neighbors there confirmed that Smith had dated Lexune but said she ended things after discovering he was married.

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One neighbor, who declined to give her name, said Smith had an order of protection issued against the man when he refused to accept the breakup.

“When you realize he’s married with kids and you try to get rid of him, he kills you,” she said.

Lexune was awaiting arraignment on the murder charge on Sunday.

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