Casandra Nazario arrested for murder – Casandra Nazario, a 26-year-old Waterbury, Connecticut woman has being charged for murder after Rachel Sebetlela was stabbed to death. She was sentenced to a 25 years in prison for the murder of a victim whose body was discovered in a park without its head. A woman from Connecticut was found guilty of the murder of another woman and received a sentence of 25 years in jail for the crime. The victim’s headless body was discovered in a state park.
Rachel Sebetlela stabbed to death
In April, Casandra Nazario entered a guilty plea to the charges of murder, first-degree burglary, and tampering with evidence for her role in the stabbing death of Rachel Lerato Sebetlela in July of 2020. Rachel was found dead from several knife wounds. On September 12, 2020, a hiker in Black Rock State Park in Watertown discovered the skeletal remains of Sebetlela that had been wrapped in blankets and rubbish bags.
Nazario, who was sentenced on Monday in Superior Court, had already accepted a plea deal with the prosecutors and testified against her codefendant, Miles Johnson, who was sentenced on August 2 to 55 years in prison. Nazario’s sentencing took place on Monday.
The prosecution at Johnson’s trial produced evidence that he and Nazario, who had been dating Sebetlela, stabbed her numerous times in the torso after entering her home. The evidence was presented during Johnson’s trial. The prosecution submitted evidence that Sebetlela’s boyfriend in New York had told Nazario that Sebetlela and Johnson were having an affair and suggested that Sebetlela might have exposed them to HIV.
This information was offered as part of the prosecution’s case against Sebetlela for her alleged involvement in Johnson’s HIV infection. Prosecutors claim that Sebetlela disclosed to Nazario that she was carrying Johnson’s child while they were together. Nazario testified that she and Johnson spent the day before the murder preparing for it, including purchasing black clothing and a knife. She said that they did this while watching television.
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