Police say 34-year-old Steven Estremera is accused of killing 66-year-old Marian Frew, whose body was found Sunday at the bottom of the basement steps in his row home in the Port Richmond section of the city. Police say she had been stabbed in the neck while her two 9- and 11-year-old grandsons were sleeping on the second floor.
Estremera, also known as Estevan Gonzalez, was charged with murder, robbery, theft, making false reports and related offenses. Police say they suspect the motive was robbery, but are not saying what they believe was taken.
He remains in custody pending an August 11 hearing; a listed number for him could not be found Wednesday and it was unclear whether he had an attorney.