Baldwin Man Admits Killing Syosset Woman


A man has admitted to beating a 25-year-old Syosset woman to death at his Baldwin home two years ago.

Raphael oyague
Raphael Oyague

Raphael Oyague pleaded guilty Thursday in Nassau County court to second-degree murder in the death of Deanna Wingender.

“A young woman’s life was tragically brought to an end when this defendant savagely attacked her with a hammer, striking her all over her body,” Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas said.

Prosecutors said the 37-year-old man was found covered in the victim’s blood after Nassau County police followed a trail of blood to his apartment after passersby reported finding the victim’s body was found on Grand Avenue at 12:40 p.m. Nov. 23, 2016.

Authorities have said the beating occurred during a dispute over payment for sex.

Oyague faces up to 20 years to life in prison when he is sentenced June 29 by Judge Felice Muraca.

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