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A 70 year old Cortlandt man has been sentenced to 25 years to life in prison for the killing of his wife.
Werner Lippe was convicted of Second Degree Murder in a jury trial of the killing of his wife, Faith Lippe. Faith Lippe went missing on October 3, 2008. Her body was never found.
Witnesses testified that Werner Lippe admitted to them that he killed his wife using a wooden plank and then disposed of her remains by incinerating them in a burn barrel in the back yard of his home on Little Lake Road.
Lippe's first trial ended in a hung jury. The couple have two teenaged children.
Just hours after the funeral of his his estranged wife Tina Adovasio, the NYPD arrested former cop Eddy Coello at his home, his attorney confirmed.
Police have charged Coello with 2nd Degree Murder in the strangulation death of the 40 year old Adovasio.
Her body was discovered by a teenager riding an ATV in a wooded area of Yorktown Heights near the Taconic State Parkway last week. The Westchester County Medical Examiner's Office ruled her death homicide by strangulation.
Since then, Coello, her estranged husband, whom she was in the process of divorcing, has been holed up in an apartment in the Bronx. He was arrested around 2:30 p.m. Tuesday at the home at 2079 Wallace Avenue.
Funeral services for Adovasio were held at St. John the Evangelist Church in Mahopac. Adovasio, who worked as a maternity nurse at Sound Shore Medical Center in New Rochelle was laid to rest at Rose Hill Cemetery in Putnam Valley.
Yorktown Police have now identified the woman killed in a fast-moving fire at a home at 2965 Mead Street. Officials say the woman was 78 year old Nancy Lockheart.
Fire officials discovered the woman's body in a second floor room of the home.
According to police and fire officials, the blaze was accidental and was sparked by an overheated extension cord. Firefighters said the house was packed with furniture, trash and clutter, making it difficult for them to reach Lockhart, who lived alone.
Westchester County's Crime Stoppers Program is back.
The program is being revived thanks to support from the county's business community and members of the public.
Just hours after discovering the body of a missing Carmel man at the Turkey Mountain Nature Preserve, Yorktown Police say they have now recovered the body of a woman.
Yorktown Police Lt. Kevin Soravilla says police received a call at 5:53 p.m. Monday from an ATV rider that the body of a woman was located in a wooded area on Baldwin Road near the Taconic State Parkway in an area often frequented by ATV riders.
The area was secured, he said, and the victim was identified as 40 year old Tina A. Adovasio of the Bronx.
He says the NYPD is now investigating along with the Westchester County District Attorney's Office.
The Westchester County Department of Public Safety assisted in the initial investigation, said Soravilla. The case is being treated as a homicide and the body has been taken to the Westchester Medical Examiner for an autopsy.
Adovasio has been missing from her Bronx home since Friday. She worked as a nurse at the Sound Shore Medical Center in New Rochelle.
Prosecutors say Sister Marie Thornton, the former Vice President of Finance at Iona College, has pled guilty to embezzling more than $850,000 from the college.
Said U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara, "This is a classic case of the fox guarding the hen house. Marie Thornton was entrusted with the financial well-being of Iona College, but instead she abused her access to cook the books and line her own pockets."
The embezzlement occurred between 1999 to May 2009.
After the money was stolen, the College issued a statement saying they took "immediate action to terminate" Thornton and put in place safeguards to prevent it from happening again.
As a result of her plea, the 63 year old Thorton faces a maximum sentence of 10 years in prison and a maximum fine of $250,000 or twice the gross gain or loss from the offense.
Sentencing is set for May 13.
A husband and wife from Larchmont today pled guilty to Grand Larceny and Repeated Failure to File Tax Returns.
As part of their plea, 48 year old Denise McDonald and 54 year old Christopher McDonald who own three businesses in Larchmont and Rye agreed to pay back the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance $542,066 in unpaid State sales tax money.
Prosecutors say over a period of eleven years, between 1998 and 2009, the McDonalds collected State sales tax from customers but failed to remit the money to New York State.
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