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Man arrested in connection to NYC hotel killing

NEW YORK (AP) - A 29-year-old man has been arrested in connection to the death of a woman found with her throat slashed in a luxury hotel next to Central Park.

Charges are pending against the man, who was arrested hours after the body of 44-year-old Andree Bejjani was found Saturday afternoon at the Jumeirah (joo-MEER'-ah) Essex House hotel.

Police say a maid found Bejjani face down on the kitchen floor in a condo at the Manhattan hotel. She was naked, with her throat slashed and a knife sticking out of it.

The 44-story hotel is on the park's southern edge. The art deco landmark opened in 1931 and has 509 luxury rooms and suites as large as 2,500 square feet.

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