MINEOLA, N.Y. – Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas announced a Baldwin man has been sentenced to 20 years to life in prison for the November 2016 bludgeoning death of a woman in Baldwin.
Raphael Oyague, 37, pleaded guilty on May 10 before Judge Felice Muraca to Murder in the Second Degree (an A-I felony).
“Raphael Oyague violently and senselessly beat a 25-year old woman he just met to death with a hammer,” DA Singas said. “Today’s sentence ensures that this callous defendant will be behind bars for decades to come.”
DA Singas said on November 23, 2016, at approximately 12:40 p.m. a woman’s body was discovered by two delivery workers in the parking lot of 2417 Grand Avenue in Baldwin. During the crime scene investigation, members of the Nassau County Police Department tracked a trail of blood from where the body was found to the back door of Oyague’s apartment at the same address. The defendant was located at the scene covered in blood.
It was later determined that the defendant killed the victim the night before at approximately 10:00 p.m. by striking her multiple times on her head and torso with a hammer.
Michael Walsh, Chief of DA Singas’ Major Offense Bureau is prosecuting this case. The defendant is represented by Alan Schwartz, Esq.