A 43-year-old man has been arrested in the fatal stabbing of a manager at a New York City McDonald's this week, according to police.
Rafael Gonzalez, 48, was charged with murder and manslaughter in the death of Adam Garcia, who was stabbed at a McDonald's in the Bronx's Kingsbridge neighborhood early Monday after getting into an argument with a customer, according to police.
Gonzalez turned turned himself in earlier this week in connection with the case and was arrested Wednesday.
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Authorities said Garcia, the night manager, asked the man to leave after he had spent about eight hours at the restaurant. The man left, but came back with a weapon that he used to stab Garcia several times in the chest and neck, according to the NYPD.
Police said Garcia gave statements to police and was taken to NewYork-Presbyterian's Allen Pavilion Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
At an arraignment Thursday, Gonzalez interrupted the judge to request a new defense attorney and added that he "wants to make a confession."
The judge ordered him to stop speaking after the exchange, and his defense attorney said that his client was unresponsive. The judge ordered him to undergo a mental health evaluation, with results expected on Feb. 5.