An undocumented Guatemalan man arrested for the murder of has been indicted by a Suffolk County grand jury.
Guillermo A. Alvarado-Ajcuc, 21, will be arraigned on Friday before Judge John J. Toomey at the Arthur M. Cromarty Court Complex in Riverside.
Alvarado-Ajcuc was arrested on May 16 and charged by Suffolk County homicide detectives with murder in the second degree for the the death of Aquebogue resident Garcia Mancilla, as well as rape in the first degree.
During a court appearance last week, Assistant District Attorney Glenn Kutzrock said Alvarado-Ajcuc allegedly gave a full confession stating that on the night of May 6, during the course of raping Garcia, he strangled her with his belt.
who also had family in Flanders, at a Riverhead shopping center on May 7. The Office of the Suffolk County Medical Examiner determined the woman’s death was a homicide; Suffolk County police say she died of strangulation.
Alvarado-Ajcuc, speaking through an intepreter last week, told Justice Allen Smith that he lives with his father, a day laborer who works in landscaping, in Riverhead, and has been residing in the United States for four years. He is not a United States citizen, he said, and has no green card.
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 defendant faces 25 years to life on the murder charge, Kurtzrock said.