07/15/14 2:23pm
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Guillermo Alvarado Ajcuc was sentenced to 25 years to life Tuesday morning for the murder of Mirian Yohanna Garcia Mansilla. (Credit: James Carbone, Newsday)

Guillermo Alvarado Ajcuc was sentenced to 25 years to life Tuesday morning for the murder of Mirian Yohanna Garcia Mansilla. (Credit: James Carbone, Newsday)

The sister and mother of Mirian Yohana Garcia Mansilla each went up to the podium in a Suffolk County courtroom and faced the judge.

As they took their turns speaking, each glanced over at the man standing in a white T-shirt and jeans surrounded by court officers, the man who killed their beloved “Yohana.”

They urged the court to make sure that man spends the rest of his life in prison.  (more…)

05/30/14 1:57pm
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SUFFOLK POLICE PHOTO | Guillermo Alvarado-Ajcuc appeared in county criminal court Friday for an arraignment. Friends and relatives of his alleged victim also showed.

Guillermo Alvarado-Ajcuc was convicted of murder Friday in the 2012 slaying of an Aquebogue woman

A 23-year-old Riverhead man has been convicted in the rape and murder of an Aquebogue woman near the Riverhead DMV parking lot in 2012.

After deliberating over the course of three days, a Suffolk County jury Friday found Guillermo Alvarado-Ajcuc, an undocumented Guatemalan immigrant, guilty of two counts of murder in the May 6 death  of Mirian Yohana Garcia Mansilla.

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05/23/14 8:00am
05/23/2014 8:00 AM

PAUL SQUIRE PHOTO | The criminal court building at the County Center.

At first, Guillermo Alvarado-Ajcuc — sitting in a chair against the corner of the small interview room — tells the two Suffolk County homicide detectives that the girl he was with outside the Sabor Latino restaurant in Riverhead fell down.

He says in Spanish that he left soon after she fell, with a friend.

The detectives tell him they know that’s not the truth. (more…)

05/15/14 6:38pm
05/15/2014 6:38 PM
JENNIFER GUSTAVSON PHOTO | Guillermo Alfonso Alvarado-Ajcuc being led by Riverhead police into Town Justice Court Thursday morning for an arraignment.

Alfonso Guillermo Alvarado-Ajcuc being led by Riverhead police into Town Justice Court for his arraignment in 2012. (Credit: Jennifer Gustavson, file)

As the crime scene video began to play in the Suffolk County courtroom Thursday afternoon, Zully Garcia Mancilla put her hands over her face and buried her head into the padded plastic row of seats in front of her.  (more…)