NEW YORK (AP) – A Senegalese immigrant who claimed to be under an evil spell has pleaded guilty to fatally stabbing an Italian college student in her New York City apartment.
Forty-two-year-old Bakary Camara on Monday admitted raping and murdering 36-year-old Rita Morelli last November.
The Spoltore native attended the Borough of Manhattan Community College and worked as a waitress. Her body was found by her boyfriend.
Police say Camara was traced to his Bronx home after he made a cryptic 911 call about the body. Authorities say Camara stabbed himself in the stomach as police officers approached and directed them to a note describing a failed relationship.
Camara faces 25 years to life in prison when he is sentenced Oct. 30.
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