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Asst. DA: Murder Suspect Admits to Raping, Strangling Victim

The suspect, from Guatamala, has no green card; ADA calls it a "brutal" crime.

A man has been charged with murder after Mirian Garcia, 29, was found dead last week behind the Department of Motor Vehicles in Riverhead allegedly strangled her with a belt after raping her.

Suffolk County homicide detectives arrested Guillermo Alfonso Alvarado-Ajcuc, 21, of Riverhead for the  on Wednesday at approximately 6 p.m. 

Alvarado-Ajcuc, a Guatamalan resident who is in the United States without a green card, was charged with one count of murder in the second degree and rape in the first degree. He was held overnight before his arraignment at the Riverhead Town Court Thursday morning.

Garcia, of Flanders, was found dead at a Riverhead shopping center on May 7. The Office of the Suffolk County Medical Examiner determined the woman’s death was a homicide.

Thursday morning, assistant district attorney Glenn Kurtzrock said Alvarado-Ajcuc gave a full confession stating that on the night of May 6, during the course of raping Garcia, he strangled her with a belt.

Alvarado-Ajcuc, wearing a brown shirt and jeans, spoke through an intepreter and told Justice Allen Smith that he lives with his father, a day laborer who works in landscaping, in Riverhead, and has been living in the United States for four years. He is not a United States citizen, he said.

"This is a very serious charge," Smith said.

Due to the nature of the charge, no bail was set and the defendant was remanded to the Suffolk County Correctional facility. He is represented by Riverhead attorney Eileen Powers, who said she will be entering a plea of not guilty and request a jury trial. The case was adjourned until May 22.

The defendant faces 25 years to life on the murder charge, Kurtzrock said. "Obviously, it's a brutal crime," he said. "The Suffolk County Police Department's homicide squad worked very hard and was able to apprehend the defendant."

marcia dick May 18, 2012 at 12:09 AM
He should never see the light of day in his life again.
Rosa May 18, 2012 at 03:13 AM
Es un maldito asesino mató a mi amiga y ella es una mujer de un gran corazón y a ese maldito lo deberían de dejar para siempre es la cárcel y que se pudre allí y que lo tengan dándole su merecido xq un demonio así merece todo los castigo posible tortura todo castigo xq miran no debería morir así extra?aré x siempre a mi amiga
Lisa Finn (Editor) May 18, 2012 at 03:46 AM
We welcome all thoughts here; please, though, keep your comments civil. Please feel free to share your tributes to Mirian here. . . .and your memories of her life.
eugene frohnhoefer May 18, 2012 at 12:06 PM
How about replying in ENGLISH?
Lisa Finn (Editor) May 18, 2012 at 12:19 PM
Hi Eugene, Thank you for your comment. The reader speaks Spanish and was mourning the loss of her friend; Patch welcomes all dialogue as long as it's civil.
charles rimicci May 18, 2012 at 02:38 PM
when is this country going to wake up about letting illegals come to this country. see what happens arizona sure has the right idea.
Toni May 18, 2012 at 04:37 PM
Criminals are criminals. They come in all colors, sizes and races. What's illegal is the crime he committed. Toni
John Pine May 22, 2012 at 07:53 AM
Another murder by an illegal alien. If Riverhead was doing it's job this woman would still be alive! Cmmon Sean Walter..ENFORCE THE LAW!
linda ouderkirk July 02, 2012 at 11:05 PM
Please let us not forget that America was built by the backs of immigrants.
Dennis July 11, 2012 at 06:19 PM
While I agree with you Linda, about this country being one of immigrants, this man is NOT AN IMMIGRANT. IMMIGRATION is a LEGAL PROCEDURE - one which this man (not at all surprisingly) decided was not for HIM! Again, THIS MAN IS NOT AN IMMIGRANT - He is an ILLEGAL ALIEN. Learn the difference, because you are being incredibly insulting to REAL AMERICANS WHO DID THE RIGHT THING when you compare them to a criminal who, I assure you, has NO DESIRE to become one of US... If you dare do something as STUPID as compare the people who moved here TO BECOME CITIZENS AND BE AMERICANS with criminal illegal aliens like this, you deserve all the undying indignation of those REAL AMERICAN IMMIGRANTS!!!!!!!!
Dennis July 12, 2012 at 12:46 PM
Along with illegally entering the country, you mean. If he didn't commit THAT crime, then THIS crime would never have been committed.
Dennis July 12, 2012 at 12:54 PM
Unfortunately, there's not much Mr. Walter can do. The federal government is INTENT on destroying this country and folding it into a "North American Union." THAT'S why no one in Washington cares about our sovereignty You'd think since there's a (bogus) "War On Terror," they'd be VERY determined to GUARD AND DEFEND OUR BORDERS, wouldn't you? After all, I'd scarcely think the average American can tell a Mexican from, say, an Iranian. Remember that scene in Cheech Marin's movie "Born In East L.A.," where he's handing out bogus green cards to Mexicans who are trying to illegally cross into the United States? He hands one of the fake green cards to a mexican and says, "Here, your name is now (insert Persian-sounding name)." THE ILLEGALS DON'T CARE ABOUT OUR COUNTRY - THEY JUST WANT TO ENRICH THEMSELVES (relative to the poverty-stricken places they come from) AND SEND OUR MONEY OUT OF OUR COUNTRY - AND THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT'S ATTITUDE TOWARDS OUR SOVEREIGNTY IS EVEN MORE DEPLORABLE!! google "North American Union," "Security and Prosperity (lol) Partnership," "Trans-Texas Corridor," etc. etc.
Dennis July 12, 2012 at 12:57 PM
I think you need to press 2
Ex Parkie July 21, 2012 at 07:04 PM
Well said Dennis.

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