Man wanted for killing romantic rival in NYC 25 years ago busted in DR

A man from the Dominican Republic has been busted for allegedly stabbing a romantic rival to death in New York City more than two decades ago, authorities announced Friday.

Bienvenido Rodriguez, now 51, was picked up in the Caribbean country Oct. 4 and hauled back to Brooklyn on Thursday to face charges in the murder of 21-year-old Giovanni Malpica, police said.

The break in the 25-year-old cold case came from a tip about Rodriguez’s whereabouts sparked by a 2018 Univision story about the slaying, according to the Brooklyn District Attorney’s Office.

Prosecutors allege that on the night of July 17, 1996, in Bushwick, Malpica confronted Rodriguez, accusing

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