Confession of a Clinton Street Murderer: Raul Barrera Talks Sarah Coit
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[Source: Daily News]Raul Barrera pleaded guilty last Monday to brutally murdering his girlfriend, Sarah Coit, in their 63 Clinton Street apartment back in April 2011. Eighteen months later, the thirty-four-year-old former fashion publicist will receive anywhere from 15 years to life in prison.
Barrera is accused of repeatedly stabbing Coit, 23, leaving the Connecticut native partially beheaded and “with internal organs exposed.” The killer’s defense team is arguing for reduced time, evoking the “mental illness” argument.
The New York Post got its hands on the thirty-minute public confession tapes, reportedly recorded just hours after the murder. His chilling account of the events were broadcast for the first time during the pre-sentencing hearing that concluded two days ago. We hear through a casual, albeit cracked voice about the “skirmish” (or “tussle”) and how he “lost it.”
Manhattan Supreme Court Justice Richard Carruthers, who presided over the proceedings, set October 29 for official sentencing.