Homeless man sentenced for New Rochelle killing

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A New Rochelle homeless man will spend at least 20 years in state prison for the brutal murder of a homeless woman.

Judge Barry Warhit sentenced José Olmos at the Westchester County Courthouse Thursday to 20 years to life behind bars.

Back in May, 29-year-old Olmos pleaded guilty to second-degree murder in connection to the death of 66-year-old Nurten Seljuk.

Authorities say in the early morning hours of July 27, 2018, Olmos stalked the victim as she walked in the area of Main Street in New Rochelle to the abandoned Naval Armory building.

Authorities say Seljuk died of multiple blunt force trauma injuries and strangulation.

In court, Seljuk’s sister fought back tears as she talked about the heartbreak her family has gone through since Olmos killed her sister.The prosecutor also read a victim impact statement from another relative.

Olmos had nothing to say before he was sentenced by the judge.

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