Where is Andre “Angel” Melendez’s Killer Today? Update

Investigation Discovery’s ‘The 1990s: The Deadliest Decade: Death Of An Angel’ features the inquiry into the murder of a 25-year-old from ColombiaWho settled in New York, Andre “Angel” Melendez. TheGruesome executions were carried out by Michael AligHe was with his roommate at that time. Robert “Freeze” Riggs. Angel’s dismembered remains were found in April1996. The authorities eventually zeroed in on Michael Freeze. So, if you’re wondering what happened to Freeze since then, here’s what we know.

Who is Robert “Freeze” Riggs?

AtThe time of the incident FreezeWas an employee in a club New York CityApart from being a part-time designer of hats, AngelIt disappeared suddenly in March1996. His torso was found in Staten Island, New YorkIt washed up on the shore in April 1996. After that, Michael FreezeDue to their involvement in the scene and their role in the investigation, they were prime suspects. MichaelHe had spoken to his friends about the killing Angel. FreezeHe was quickly arrested outside his work place and confessed quickly to what had happened.

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According to the authorities, “AsSoon as I touched his (Freeze’s) arm, he was spilling his guts. He was telling me how happy he was that it was over.” FreezeHe stated that he was not in Michael’s apartment one day in March1996 Angel arrived; Michael AngelThe dispute was over finances. The other side claimed that Peter Gatien, a close friend Michael’s, owed him a lot of money. AngelYou are welcome MichaelTalk to PeterPaying up.

But FreezeAccording to them, MichaelRefused to do so AngelChoking began Michael. So, FreezeThen used a hammer, and hit AngelYou can also place your head in the air several times. InLater interviews MichaelAs claimed FreezeTo hit the 25-year old, only the wooden end of a hammer was used. The metal end was not used. TheAuthorities learned from FreezeThat MichaelChoked AngelHe poured detergent in his mouth and wrapped duct tape around the top.

Freeze said, “About5 to 7 days later MichaelWe had to do something about it, so I agreed with you. It was decided that I would go get knives or something to help dispose of the body.” HeAssumed to have given MichaelA few bags heroin for dismemberment Angel’s body. AfterThey were then placed by cutting off their legs Angel’s torsoIn a cardboard box and traveled to the Hudson River in New York via a cab. ThereThe body was then dumped in the water by the duo.

Where is Robert “Freeze” Riggs Now?

Like MichaelEven better! RobertI pleaded guilty in the first-degree to manslaughter September1997, sentenced to 10 to 20 years imprisonment. AtBoth men claimed the attack was self defense at the time. FreezeInmates served time in a correctional facility. New York until March2010. He was released on parole for good behaviour. FreezeProbation was maintained until the end November2016 and it seems he has made a complete turnaround in his life since he was released.

Where is Andre "Angel" Melendez's Killer Today? Update
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Freeze went into academia, getting his bachelor’s degree in AnthropologyFrom John Jay CollegeOf Criminal JusticeWhich? isPart of the City UniversityOf New York. HeThe fellowship allowed me to pursue a career in the arts. Ph.D. Sociology from New York University. Freeze’s research interests included urban sociology, urban ethnography, and social theory, among other things. HeHe has also published several papers on the subject. ApartFrom there, Freeze isAn associate researcher for a prison program Bard College, New York. FromWe can tell that he lives in the area we can see. New YorkHe has kept a low profile and chosen to keep his private life private since his release.

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