More on the 63 Clinton Street Murder

Posted on: April 11th, 2011 at 6:28 am by

This was the scene outside 63 Clinton Street yesterday evening, the site of a deadly stabbing just twelve hours earlier.  Local news trucks were parked curbside with satellites hoisted into the sky, while a half-dozen camera-carrying reporters shamelessly camped at the doorstep.  Waiting for a quote.  When a building resident finally arrived at his home, he was immediately swarmed by reporters and a barrage of questioning.

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Just a few hours later, the full story came into focus.  Raul Barrera, 33, and Sarah Coit, 23, had lived together for two years on the third floor of 63 Clinton Street.  Neighbors allege that the couple fought quite often.  The final domestic altercation was early Sunday morning when Connecticut native Coit reportedly broke up with Barrera.  His response was swift and deadly – nearly decapitating Coit with a knife.  She was rushed to Beth Israel Hospital and pronounced dead at 3:50 am.

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Barrera turned himself in later that morning, and is now being charged with second degree murder.

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[Sarah Coit]

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