BRONX, NY. (THECOUNT) — Abu Conteh, of the Bronx, NY, has been identified as the teen accused in the fatal beating of 60-year-old Juan Fresnada during a Christmas Eve robbery that netted the attackers $1, according the Bronx DA.

Conteh, 18, was taken into custody on Tuesday afternoon and charged with murder and gang assault. NYPD Detective Annette Shelton said no motive had been determined yet.


Conteh is the first suspect arrested in the case.

According to MyFox8:

DA spokeswoman Patrice O’Shaughnessy said official charges would come at the arraignment, which could happen as soon as Tuesday evening. Fresnada and a 29-year-old acquaintance were approached by several unidentified males around 1:25 a.m. on December 24 in the Bronx, a police statement said. Edited surveillance video released by the NYPD showed portions of the attack. It shows one attacker swinging one victim to the ground. In another frame, one victim — whose face is blurred — is being punched. A third frame shows an assailant approaching with what appears to be a garbage can in his hand, reports MyFox8.

Fresnada, 60, suffered bleeding in the brain and was hospitalized after the attack. He died Friday afternoon, the NYPD said.

The 29-year-old acquaintance refused medical treatment.


Geo quick facts: The Bronx is a borough of New York City. It’s known for Yankee Stadium, the home field of the New York Yankees baseball team. Dating from 1899, the vast Bronx Zoo houses hundreds of species of animals. Nearby, the sprawling New York Botanical Garden features a landmark greenhouse with rainforest and cactus displays. By the Hudson River, Wave Hill is a landscaped public garden with wooded paths and a cultural center – wikipedia.