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