A Shirley man has pleaded guilty to manslaughter after admitting to killing his girlfriend.
On the evening of May 7, Oscar Morocho-Morocho, 32, became angry with his 34-year-old girlfriend, Ruth Para-Martinez, and began to publicly and violently beat her in a commercial area of Shirley. Surveillance video from a local business allegedly captured Morocho-Morocho punching, kicking, and dragging Para-Martinez. The following morning at approximately 6:00 a.m., Para-Martinez was found dead by members of the Suffolk County Police Department, in the same location where she was beaten.
On November 20, Morocho-Morocho pleaded guilty to the top charge of first-degree manslaughter, a Class B violent felony, before Supreme Court Judge John B. Collins. He is due back in court on December 21.
“The brutal beating of Ms. Para-Martinez by this defendant was horrifying,” said Suffolk County District Attorney Ray Tierney. “We take all such domestic violence seriously. We hope this disposition will give Ms. Para-Martinez’s friends and loved ones a small measure of justice.”