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Former NYPD Officer Eddy Coello Convicted Of Strangling Wife

Photo/Coello (CBS 2), Adovasio (Handout)

Photo/Coello (CBS 2), Adovasio (Handout)

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NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — A former NYPD officer was convicted Monday of strangling his wife, whose body was found in the woods in Westchester County.

A jury on Monday found Eddy Coello, of the Bronx, guilty of murder in the slaying of Tina Adovasio.

The 40-year-old nurse and mother of four disappeared on March 11, 2011. Her body was found five days later in the woods near the Taconic State Parkway in Yorktown Heights.

Adovasio was seeking to separate from Coello, who left the NYPD in 2000 amid a domestic violence investigation involving a former wife.

He most recently had been working as a physician’s assistant.

During the trial, Coello’s attorney argued that it was never his client’s intent to kill.

He faces a maximum sentence of 25 years to life in prison at his sentencing on Nov. 1.

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