A Bronx man went on a murderous rampage yesterday morning, stabbing his wife to death before setting a fatal fire that claimed his life and that of his baby daughter.
A Bronx family was wiped out yesterday when the father fatally stabbed his wife yesterday and torched their apartment — killing their 1-year-old daughter in a blaze fueled by gasoline he spread around the home, authorities said.
The maniac dad, Vincente Cordero, later died from smoke inhalation.
Cordero, 34, allegedly knifed Kety Sanchez, 30, three times in the chest shortly before 8 a.m. in the apartment on Morris Avenue near East 183rd Street in University Heights.
He then lit the fire inside the fifth-floor apartment that killed their daughter, Keity, who was found face down in her crib, cops said.
“There were flames everywhere,” said neighbor Erick Carpio. “I tried to grab the child out of the crib, but I couldn’t.”
Carpio, 20, said he tried to convince Sanchez’s mother, who was there to baby-sit the toddler, to flee the home, but “she wouldn’t leave without the baby.”
The grandmother eventually escaped unharmed.
Sanchez was found lying next to the bed and rushed to St. Barnabas Hospital, where she died.
Her child didn’t stand a chance against the fast-moving fire, and died at the scene.
“The bedroom was engulfed in flames,” said Deputy Assistant Chief Kevin Butler. “They were trapped. The bodies were severely burned.”
Cordero died last night at Westchester Medical Center.
A police source said the Administration for Children’s Services had previously been called to the home.
SMH. Child services had previously been called to the home. If only they’d taken the child at that time!
R.I.P. Kety and Keity