BRONX, NEW YORK, November 14- District Attorney Robert T. Johnson announced that former New York City Police Officer, Eddy Coello, was sentenced to a maximum term of up to life imprisonment for murdering his wife.
Coello, 40, was found guilty last month on one count of murder in the second degree. The jury deliberated for less than three hours before finding that Coello intentionally had caused the death of 40-year-old Tina Adovasio by strangling her just weeks after the deceased had filed for a divorce.
State Supreme Court Justice Ralph Fabrizio imposed the maximum sentence allowed by law, 25 years to life imprisonment, after family members told the court of the pain and suffering that the loss of their loved one continues to cause in their lives.
The murder occurred at the couple’s Edison Avenue home on March 11, 2011. Adovasio’s body was placed in a duffel bag and driven from the Bronx to Yorktown in northern Westchester County where the remains were dumped in the woods. Although the cause of death was asphyxiation the deceased has also sustained blunt force trauma to the head and chest.
Adovasio was the mother of four children, including a five-year-old daughter who was the product of her stormy marriage to Coello who had served as a New York City Police Officer for four years at the time of his resignation in 2000.