The ex-NYPD cop accused of nearly hacking his elderly mother’s head off with a machete in Queens last year has been indicted on a murder charge, prosecutors said Thursday.
Osvaldo Diaz, 46, used the weapon to stab and slash his 78-year-old mother Maria Diaz, leaving her bleeding to death inside the second-floor apartment they shared above a beauty salon on Hillside Avenue in Jamaica on Feb. 24, authorities said.
Diaz, who was hired by the NYPD in July 2005 and fired in January 2008, was busted in New Jersey just over a week after the slaying and extradited to Queens Wednesday, the Queens DA’s office said.
He was arraigned Wednesday afternoon on a three-count indictment, with second-degree murder as the top charge, according to the DA’s office. He has also been charged with two counts of criminal possession of a weapon in the fourth degree,…