GARNERVILLE - A White Plains postal worker was arraigned today in the murder of his girlfriend inside their home.
Nixon Bourguignon pleaded not guilty to charges of second-degree murder in the death of his girlfriend Shannon Coleman.
Prosecutors say he strangled Coleman in a fit of rage, inside their Garnerville apartment.
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Bourguignon's arraignment had been delayed since May, so he could receive a psychiatric examination. The court ordered he be given the tests after he apparently cut his own throat and arms with a knife. Bourguignon's lawyer says his client was on Ambien at the time of the killing.
Bourguignon remains in custody with bail set at $500,000 cash, or $100,000 bond.