Elmont man pleads guilty to strangling woman, leaving body behind dumpster

The killing happened on Valentine's Day 2023 in South Hempstead.

News 12 Staff

Apr 3, 2024, 9:34 PM

Updated 21 days ago

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An Elmont man has pleaded guilty to strangling a woman and leaving her body behind a dumpster.
It happened in South Hempstead on Valentine's Day 2023.
Andrew Avila, 26, admitted to killing Rebecca Carlson when an argument about sex became physical.
Avila faces 25 years in prison when he is sentenced in June.


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