By: NY1 News
A Bronx man was charged today with second-degree murder in connection with the fatal stabbing of a Queens man.
Alexys Fermaintt, 30, was arrested in connection with the death of Mike Pecora, 38, who was found stabbed to death Wednesday in his Forest Hills apartment.
Police say a cab driver picked up someone in Queens who paid the fare with a watch and what is believed to be Pecora's cell phone, then walked away with a laptop.
The description the driver gave officials matches Fermaintt.
Police do not yet know how Fermaintt and Pecora met.
Update from Newsday:
Fermaintt, of 1707 Boston Rd. in the East Tremont neighborhood, was arrested Thursday afternoon at his mother's home in Holyoke, Mass., according to Holyoke police and brought to Queens on Friday by city detectives.
Fermaintt was arrested without incident by members of the Holyoke Police Department's Criminal Investigation Bureau and the department's Narcotics Vice Bureau, according to police there.
Pecora's computer was found in a separate Holyoke apartment that police said appeared to be Fermaintt's primary address, according to a detective.
Fermaintt was arraigned Friday in Holyoke as a fugitive of justice and was handed over to NYPD detectives.