AUBURN, N.Y. (CBSNewYork/AP) — A 28-year-old Long Island man has pleaded guilty to slashing the throat of an upstate New York woman who was nearly decapitated in the attack last month.
Christopher Tessitore of Islip Terrace pleaded guilty Wednesday in Cayuga County Court to attempted murder for attacking 41-year-old Felicia Bowman inside the home of her friend in Auburn on Feb. 20. Authorities said Tessitore’s girlfriend lived at the home.READ MORE: Alternate Side Parking Suspended In NYC Thursday Due To Expected Snowfall
Authorities said Tessitore and Bowman had never met before. Officials said Tessitore attacked Bowman during an argument, then fled the house before being tackled by Bowman’s friend. Police arrived on the scene soon after.READ MORE: Police: 11-Month-Old Child Shot In Face In The Bronx
Prosecutors said Bowman was nearly decapitated and minutes from death. Officials said she has since been released from the hospital.
Tessitore faces 18 years in prison when he’s sentenced in May.MORE NEWS: Biden Takes Defiant Tone In Press Conference, Says He Didn't Overpromise
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