Eddy Coello found guilty of second-degree murder

A former NYPD police officer accused of murdering his wife has been found guilty of second-degree murder.Prosecutors say Eddy Coello strangled Tina Adovasio and left

THE BRONX - A former NYPD police officer accused of murdering his wife has been found guilty of second-degree murder.

Prosecutors say Eddy Coello strangled Tina Adovasio and left her body in the woods off the Taconic Parkway in Yorktown Heights. Coello originally told police that his wife, a nursing student at Sound Shore Medical Center, disappeared from their home in March 2011. Inside the courtroom, Coello cried during closing arguments, but showed no emotion during the verdict.His lawyers say they were hoping for a manslaughter conviction for their client, insisting he never intended to kill Adovasio. However, they never denied that he indeed choked her in a fit of rage. Coello is due to be sentenced on Nov. 1. He faces 25 years to life in prison.

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