NYC Man Pleads Guilty to Killing Italian Student

Rita Morelli, 36, was killed in her apartment Nov. 23

Monday, Oct 15, 2012  |  Updated 10:12 PM EDT
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NYC Man Pleads Guilty to Killing Italian Student

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A 42-year-old immigrant from Senegal who claimed to be under an evil spell has pleaded guilty to fatally stabbing an Italian college student in her Manhattan apartment.

Bakary Camara on Monday admitted to murdering and raping 36-year-old Rita Morelli in November of last year.

The Spoltore native attended the Borough of Manhattan Community College and was working as a waitress when her body was found by her boyfriend.

Police say Camara was traced to his Bronx home after he made a cryptic 911 call about the body. As officers arrived, authorities say Camara stabbed himself in the stomach and directed police to a note describing a failed relationship.

Camara faces 25 years to life in prison when he is sentenced Oct. 30.

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