Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Mount Holly, NJ: Mercer County man admits he strangled girlfriend in her Bordentown Township apartment

MOUNT HOLLY — A Mercer County man on Monday admitted he strangled his girlfriend to death during an argument in November, Burlington County Prosecutor Robert D. Bernardi announced.
Noel Irizarry, 41, of Hamilton Township, pleaded guilty to aggravated manslaughter in the death of Misty D. Ramos, 31, in her Bordentown Township apartment.
Police there were called to the apartment Nov. 7 when relatives of Ramos became worried she hadn’t picked up her child as arranged, according to a statement released by the Prosecutor’s Office.
Investigators said they discovered Irizarry had strangled Ramos during an argument that day.
An autopsy performed by Burlington County medical examiner Dr. Ian Hood showed her death was a homicide and the cause was manual strangulation, authorities said.
Under a plea deal with prosecutors, Irizarry faces 30 years in state prison. He’d have to serve 85 percent of that term before he’s eligible for parole.
Superior Court Judge Jeanne T. Covert scheduled Irizarry’s sentencing for June 1. Covert revoked his $1 million bail at prosecutors’ request.
Bordentown Township detectives and the Prosecutor’s Office Major Crimes Unit conducted the investigation into Ramos’ death.

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