A Binghamton man has been indicted for a murder that took place on the City’s Westside.
A Broome County Grand Jury handed down an indictment against 45 year-old Wilfredo Pica-Torres for 2nd degree murder, 3 counts of arson and attempted murder.
In February, Pica-Torres allegedly entered 109 Walnut Street and beat 61 year old Victor Banayan and an unidentified woman with a blunt object and then set fire to the building.
Banayan died from his wounds but the woman escaped.
Police were able to track Pico-Torres to an apartment building a few blocks away on Thorp Street
As a SWAT team surrounded the building, he allegedly set fire to that building as well before surrendering.
Police say Pica-Torres, who lived next door to Banayan at 107 Walnut, had previously been romantically involved with the female victim.