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Man charged in Elmhurst woman’s slay

Police tape blocks off the entrance to the apartment where Luz Paulino was stabbed to death, allegedly by Maximiliano Lozado.
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A employee at a Peruvian restaurant was arrested Thursday on charges of killing an Elmhurst woman late Monday night, police said.

Maximiliano Lozado, 34, who lives at Denman Street near Elmhurst Avenue in Elmhurst, allegedly stabbed Luz Paulino, 33, multiple times in a seventh-floor apartment at 40-04 Hampton St. Elmhurst, police said. Paulino died at Elmhurst Hospital Center later that night, police said.

Upon his arrest Lozado was charged with murder and criminal possession of a weapon, police said.

Neighbors said Paulino and Lozado were a couple and had a child together. Lozado’s name was also on an employee list at La Casa Del Pollo Peruano II, located on Roosevelt Avenue near 82nd Street.

Paulino had roots in the Bronx.

Reach reporter Rebecca Henely by e-mail at rhenely@cnglocal.com or by phone at 718-260-4564.

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Andres from Jackson Heights says:
There was something about this guy that always gave me the creeps, I used to go to this Peruvian Restaurant and order food.
June 15, 2012, 2:53 pm
Elmhurstl from Elmhurst says:
I saw this guy working in the restaurant first he was a waitres and he was so nice and kind. Then he was the cashier , nice guy. We don't know the real problem and we are nobody to judge. The sad part is that their child has no mother and the father is in jail.
June 17, 2012, 1:27 am

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