Aljo Mrkulic is walked out of the NYPD’s 25th Precinct Robert Miller The naked Queens man charged with murdering his boyfriend Saturday allegedly chopped up the victim’s testicles, sources said.
Aljo Mrkulic, 31, was taken into custody after a struggle with first responders at about 4:25 a.m. Saturday, and now faces first-degree murder, arson, and assault charges in the macabre stabbing death of 30-year-old Christopher Rodriguez, who police sources identified as his boyfriend.
Mrkulic, who waited naked for first responders to arrive at the 409 East 120th Street murder scene, was wearing a light blue hospital gown and pants as police escorted him out of Harlem’s 25th Precinct stationhouse Sunday morning, the first photos since he was taken into custody.
Police said the bloody stabbing was caught on a building surveillance camera, which allegedly shows Mckurlic dragging Rodriguez into the ninth-floor hallway and “strike him across the torso and neck with an unknown weapon,” according to a police report.
Rodriguez’ body was found in the hallway “with his testicles mangled, his stomach partially cut open,” and multiple stab wounds.
Police said Mrkulic was blocking the scene and fought with cops when they arrived, allegedly biting two officers before he was taken into custody.
Video footage obtained by The Post showed Mrkulic completely naked with a tattooed buttocks and a bloody face carried out of the building by police. He was later strapped on a stretcher and taken away by ambulance.He was awaiting arraignment on Sunday, police said.