Barrera was initially reluctant to admit his guilt, but eventually confessed to stabbing Coit a dozen times and leaving her for dead.
In court, Barrera came face to face with the victim’s father, Lynde Coit of Greenwich, Conn. He related a text message he received from his daughter shortly before his she was killed. “The Raul Situation is a bit out of hand,” the father read.
Raul Barrera turned himself in to police and admitted to stabbing 23-year-old Sarah Coit to death just hours after she was found dying in their Lower East Side apartment, but the last-minute guilty plea came as he was about to go on trial for second-degree murder, authorities said.
Three New York legislators want the state to register domestic violence offenders just as sex crime offenders are publicly listed.
A 23-year-old woman was attacked so viciously during an argument with her boyfriend that her side was slashed open and her skull was fractured, prosecutors said Monday.
A 33-year-old man has been arrested in the stabbing death of his girlfriend inside the couple’s Manhattan apartment.