SUNY Downstate nurse murdered by roommate, prosecutors say
A 23-year-old woman and her beau were arrested Thursday night in connection to the murder of a “peaceful” nurse, who worked at SUNY Downstate Medical Center.
Annika Cansino was ordered to be held on Rikers Island without bail on Friday by Brooklyn Criminal Court Judge Michael Yavinsky for killing her coworker and roommate Kyimar Thein this summer.
Cansino and Thein were registered nurses at SUNY Downstate and lived together a few blocks away on Lenox Road. On July 18, Cansino, Alexander Alberda and Thein got into an argument.