News Fabian Maliza charged in Joceline Romo's murder: NYPD The home where Joceline Romo was found dead in her bed on New Year's Day, Jan. 1, 2016. Her death was ruled a homicide, the first of 2016, the medical examiner's office said. Photo Credit: Google Maps By Alison Fox email@example.com @AlisonFox Updated January 6, 2016 11:07 AM Print Share fbShare Tweet gShare Email A Queens man has been charged with murder in the death of his 19-year-old girlfriend, authorities said. Fabian Maliza, 24, was arrested Tuesday and charged with murder after Joceline Romo was found dead in her bed on New Year's Day. Romo was the city's first murder victim of 2016, cops said. Romo was found lying face down on the bed inside her Woodhaven home on 86th Street at about 10:45 p.m. on Jan. 1, police said. Romo’s death was ruled a homicide the next day after the city’s medical examiner found evidence of blunt force trauma to her head and compression of her neck. Maliza has not yet been arraigned. Attorney information was not immediately available. By Alison Fox firstname.lastname@example.org @AlisonFox Alison covers law enforcement and breaking news. She previously worked at The Wall Street Journal, and has a master’s degree from Northwestern University and bachelor’s from the University of Wisconsin at Madison. Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Comments We're revamping our Comments section. Learn more and share your input.