Last year, fashion publicist Raul Barrera was accused of hacking his 23-year-old girlfriend, Sarah Coit, to death after she decided that she wanted to leave him. Today, Barrera has plead guilty to the gruesome murder.
According to NYPost:
She was a beautiful, 23-year-old millionaire’s daughter from Greenwich, Connecticut. He was a suave fashion publicist, ten years her senior. Today, more than a year after she was found butchered and dying in their Lower East Side apartment, Raul Barrera pleaded guilty to murdering her for wanting to leave him.
The plea — which exposes Barrera to anywhere from 15 years to life in prison — saves the family of tragic Sarah Coit from enduring a murder trial which had promised to be rife with gruesome autopsy evidence and testimony.
Coit had been stabbed repeatedly, and with multiple knives. Her screams had alerted neighbors and police too late — she was found face up, partially beheaded and eviscerated, with the blade of a knife still lodged in her skull.
Coit, who had studied advertising and marketing at Hunter College, is the daughter of Lynde Coit, her father, a Cornell-educated lawyer and senior advisor to the CEO at Plasco Energy Group Inc. Barerra was a vice president of the Coleman Entertainment Group public relations firm.
Prosecutors are expected to ask for the maximum — 25 years to life.