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May 30, 2023
SHIRLEY MAN INDICTED FOR KILLING GIRLFRIEND Oscar Morocho-Morocho Allegedly Beat the Victim for Nearly Half an Hour Prior to her Death (SUFFOLK COUNTY, N.Y.) – Suffolk County District Attorney Raymond A. Tierney today announced that Oscar Morocho-Morocho, 32, of Shirley, was indicted for Manslaughter after he allegedly beating his girlfriend, 34-year-old Ruth Para-Martinez, to death. “No one deserves to suffer a violent death such as the one endured by the victim. The sheer brutality this defendant allegedly showed is unconscionable,” said District Attorney Tierney. “We will seek justice for Ms. Para-Martinez and her family by aggressively prosecuting the defendant for this vicious crime.” According to the investigation, on the evening of May 7, 2023, Morocho-Morocho allegedly became angry with his girlfriend, Para-Martinez, and began to publicly and violently beat her in a commercial area of Shirley. Surveillance video from a local business allegedly captured MorochoMorocho punching, kicking, and dragging Para-Martinez for about 25 minutes before he fled the area, leaving Para-Martinez behind. The following morning at approximately 6:00 a.m., ParaMartinez was found deceased by members of the Suffolk County Police Department, in the same location where she was beaten. 2 On May 24, 2023, Morocho-Morocho was arraigned on the indictment by Supreme Court Justice, the Honorable John B. Collins, for the charges of Manslaughter in the First Degree, a Class B felony, and Manslaughter in the Second Degree, a Class C felony. Judge Collins ordered the defendant held on $100,000 cash or $1,000,000 bond during the pendency of the case. MorochoMorocho’s next court date is scheduled on June 26, 2023. He is being represented by Jason Bassett, Esq. This case is being prosecuted by Assistant District Attorney Francis X. Schroeder of the Homicide Bureau.

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