Riverhead Man Convicted of Murdering Woman


A Riverhead man has been convicted of raping and killing a 29-year-old woman he met in a bar on Cinco de Mayo two years ago.

A Suffolk County jury found Guillermo Alfonso Alvarado-Ajcuc guilty Friday of two counts of second-degree murder—one for intentionally killing the victim, the other for killing her while committing a felony.

Prosecutors said the 23-year-old landscaper from Guatemala fatally strangled Mirian Yohana Garcia and left her nude body in a wooded area near the bar on Old Country Road in Flanders in May 2012.

Alvarado-Ajcuc faces up to 25 years to life in prison when he is sentenced July 9.