From the Daily News:
A homeless couple camping out in a Queens park strangled a man to death with a sneaker lace before running off with his wallet, prosecutors say.
Thomas Donovan, 31, and girlfriend Kelly Harnett, 28, face second-degree murder charges for Wednesday's pre-dawn slaying of Ruben Angel Vargas, 32, in Astoria Park.
In statements to cops, each implicated the other. Harnett claimed Donovan woke her to say he'd just choked a man who stole his sneakers, prosecutors said. In his statement, Donovan claimed he fought with Vargas after the victim propositioned and groped Harnett, and she wrapped the lace around his neck.
More details are available from the Times Ledger.