(UnitedVoice.com) – In March 2021, 93-year-old Concetta “Connie” Tuori missed a longstanding lunch date with one of her friends. New York’s Syracuse Police received a phone call requesting a status check. When officers went to her apartment in the Skyline building, they found her dead. Now, her killer has finally pleaded guilty.
On Wednesday, January 26, 24-year-old Victoria Afet pleaded guilty to the torture and murder of Tuori in February 2021. Afet, who was dubbed the “Skyline Killer,” stuffed items in the elderly woman’s mouth to make it difficult for her to breathe, then stabbed her repeatedly. After Tuori was dead, her murderer lived in her apartment with her corpse.
Accused of suffocating 93-year-old Connie Tuori to death inside the notorious Skyline Apartments, Victoria Afet pleaded guilty to murder, robbery and assault.https://t.co/tEO3hmQQgk pic.twitter.com/o9BuygTlLP
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Melinda McGunnigle, the Onondaga County chief assistant DA, told reporters it was one of the “most brutal” cases she’d ever seen. Tom Tuori, the victim’s nephew, said there’s no real justice for his aunt, but he and her family are going to try to keep her from being released back into the public for decades to come.
In addition to the murder charge, Afet pleaded guilty to robbery in the third degree and second-degree assault. According to District Attorney Bill Fitzpatrick, she had an extensive criminal record. In 2020, she was arrested, “March, April, May, June, July, August, August, August, October….” So why was she still on the streets in February of 2021?
Afet accepted a plea deal that agrees to 29 years to life in prison.
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