Nick Sorrentino, a 61 year old convicted sex offender, was arrested for fatally bludgeoning a former gay lover in a Murray Hill apartment.  The July 10 arrested came after cops matched saliva left on a beverage can to Sorrentino's DNA profile.  He is being held without bail on a murder charge.  He is accused of repeatedly smashing Jose Raul Prieto, 70, in the head with a fire extinguisher and then strangling him in his apartment on East 35th Street.  According to the New Jersey State Police sex offender Web site, Sorrentino once sexually assaulted a 3 year old female relative.

(Manhattan, New York)