This article is for those of you that swear Domestic Violence.. is only a woman's problem...
BY TANANGACHI MFUNI and JONATHAN LEMIRE
DAILY NEWS STAFF WRITERS
Wednesday, August 13th 2008, 12:24 AM
An emotionally disturbed Brooklyn woman was charged Tuesday with torturing her boyfriend to death by nailing him to a chair and then cutting his throat, police said.
Raquel Glenn, 53, duct-taped a plastic bag over Chiwa Chan's head and used a nail gun to fasten him to a chair in their Bensonhurst home shortly before 10:30p.m. Monday, police said.
Glenn stabbed him in the chest several times with a kitchen knife before slicing his neck, police said.
She then called 911 and was sitting calmly on the couch when officers arrived, police said.
Glenn, who has a long history of mental problems, later told investigators that she was hearing voices and was told to kill her 45-year-old boyfriend by "two men of Asian descent," according to Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly.
Glenn and Chan - who met in a hospital psychiatric ward two years ago, according to an NYPD source - had lived uneventfully in a W. Seventh St. apartment, stunned neighbors said.
"I can't believe something like this could happen," said one woman who asked that her name not be used. "They seemed like peaceful people."
Chan, who worked as a department store security guard in Manhattan, had a teenage son and daughter from a former marriage, neighbors said. His daughter, Shiren, graduated from Brooklyn's James Madison High School this spring and was set to enroll at the University of Vermont, a neighbor said.
Glenn was charged with second-degree murder and criminal possession of a weapon, officials said. An NYPD source said she would be given a mental evaluation.