Prosecutors said East Harlem local Hassan Malik, 55, admitted to murdering 28-year-old Betty Williams, who was found last week stuffed inside a suitcase. The New York Daily News reported Malik had struck Williams' head with frying pan before strangling her and concealing her body in a luggage.
Police officials revealed that Betty Williams had a history of prostitution. Hassan Malik claimed the 28-year-old victim had been at his apartment spending time with another man. Police sources said the act may have been vengeful one by Williams because she had fought with Malik about some extra money she took from him.