Former Bronx Housing Officer Found Guilty of Murder

By Ben Fractenberg on October 15, 2012 7:51pm 

 A Bronx jury found Eddy Coello guilty of murdering his wife and dumping her body near the Taconic Parkway on Oct. 15, 2012
A Bronx jury found Eddy Coello guilty of murdering his wife and dumping her body near the Taconic Parkway on Oct. 15, 2012
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SOUTH BRONX — A former Bronx public housing officer was convicted Monday of strangling his 40-year-old wife, the Bronx district attorney's office announced.

Eddy Coello, 40, was on trial for allegedly killing his wife, Tina Adovasio, on March 11, 2011, stuffing her body in a duffel bag and dropping her in the woods off the Taconic Parkway in Yorktown Heights, according to reports.

At one point during the trial, Coello's lawyer argued that Coello attacked his wife after a heated argument caused him to suffer "extreme emotional disturbance," the Daily News reported.

But it took the jury just three hours to find Coello guilty of second-degree murder, the Bronx DA's office said.

Coello now faces 25 years to life in prison when he is sentenced on Nov. 1 in State Supreme Court.

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