Her husband, Anthony Lopez, 31, is the man police believe wheeled her lifeless body down a Mariners Harbor street a metal dolly on Friday after he allegedly strangled her to death.
Arraigned in Richmond County Supreme Court before Judge William Garnett on Sunday, Lopez plead not guilty to second degree murder. He was remanded on homicide without bail.
Lopez was also arraigned on criminal mischief charges from earlier this month.
Published reports say Lopez beat her in the past and had her work as a prostitute. Her mother tried to help her, reports say, to no avail. When reached by telephone on Sunday, a woman who identified herself as Aduba’s mother refused to talk about her daughter’s brutal death.
Lopez, 31, was apprehended in East Harlem’s 23rd Precinct on Saturday. He was taken into custody following a manhunt using helicopters and dogs.
Police said they found Lopez while acting on a tip and that he was arrested following a brief foot chase. They added that he had shaved his head to disguise his appearance.
Cops had been searching for Lopez since early Friday morning when an off-duty police officer observed him wheeling Aduba’s lifeless body on a metal dolly in Mariners Harbor, police said.