Anthony Maldonado had been visiting his uncle, the boy’s mother, Dolores Beatriz Juelas, said today as she wept inside the Palisades Park apartment she shared with her son.
Juelas, 35, said the boy’s uncle had been renting a room from a woman in Harlem who had three sons who were living with her, ages 17, 20 and 24.
Anthony was playing a skateboarding video game with the three brothers when the 17-and 20-year-old left to get food, she said. The brothers told Anthony to stay in the apartment because it was cold outside, Juelas said.
Anthony was attacked in the apartment, then knocked on the door of his sleeping uncle’s room for help.
According to the New York Daily News, the NYPD have not made any arrests, but sources told the Daily News a man in his 20s is being questioned.