Two brothers were arrested Thursday in connection with the kidnapping and murder of a Brooklyn landlord, cops said.
Erskin Felix, 38, and his 28-year-old brother, Kendall Felix, were taken into custody in the killing nearly three years ago of Menachem Stark, according to police.
Stark, the married father of seven, was grabbed outside his Williamsburg office during a botched robbery in the middle of a snowstorm on Jan. 2, 2014.
His burned body was later discovered in a dumpster beside a gas station in Great Neck, L.I.
Erskin Felix faces murder and kidnapping charges, while his sibling was charged with hindering prosecution and tampering with physical evidence, cops said.
Both were being held at the NYPD’s 90th Precinct stationhouse early Friday.
The arrests come roughly three weeks after the pair’s cousin, Kendel Felix, 29, was convicted of killing the 39-year-old Stark.
In a videotaped confession, Kendel Felix, a carpenter who once worked for Stark, said Erskin Felix was the mastermind of the scheme.
“I’m scared s—less because this wasn’t supposed to happen,” Felix told Kenneth Taub, chief of the Brooklyn district attorney’s homicide bureau.
According to prosecutors, the Felix cousins dragged Stark into a minivan following an intense tussle on the street.
Stark died of asphyxiation after one of the co-conspirators sat on his chest in the back seat of the van, prosecutors said.
Kendel Felix is slated to be sentenced on Nov. 2 in Brooklyn Supreme Court.