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NYC livery cabbie charged in girlfriend's murder

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NEW YORK (AP) - A New York City livery cab driver faces murder charges in the death of his girlfriend.

Police discovered the body of 29-year-old Yajaira Reyes just before dawn Sunday at the Bronx apartment building where they both lived.

Moises Martinez was arrested on murder and manslaughter charges. Published reports say her body was dumped in a trash can at the building in the borough's Mount Eden neighborhood.

Fernando Mateo, a spokesman for taxi drivers, says the 52-year-old Martinez worked for a Bronx car service.

Mateo called it a "gruesome murder," but police did not immediately say how Reyes died.

The medical examiner will determine the cause of death.

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