18-year-old charged with murder after body was found in Ivy Street apartment


BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) — 18-year old Evelyn Soto of Buffalo was arraigned Tuesday before a City Court Judge on one count of murder.

Police arrested Soto for beating 23-year-old Luis Alicea to death on Ivy Street Monday morning.

Captain Jeffery Rinaldo, said Buffalo Police were called to the upper apartment of 71 Ivy Street at around 9:30 a.m. Monday for the report of a dead body. “The male in this case died as a result of blunt force trauma. We believe a metal object was used to beat the victim in this case to death.”

The victim is 23 year old Luis Alicea, who lived in the same house with 18 year old Evelyn Soto.

“Right now, I have no indication at this time that it is a domestic violence,” said John Flynn, Erie County district attorney. “From my understanding, it was a family friend.”

“I have indication that this 18 year old has some issues, so I asked the judge this morning to order a forensic examination on her and that is being done as well,” said Flynn.

Soto is due back on court on Monday for felony hearing.

According to the Erie County District Attorney’s Office, Soto is set to return to court for a felony hearing on November 4, at 9:30 a.m.

Soto remains in the Erie County Holding Center after her initial court appearance.

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