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Man Admits To Beating Woman To Death In New Rochelle

Jose Olmos Photo Credit: Westchester County District Attorney's Office
The historic New Rochelle Armory on East Main Street. Photo Credit: Justin Stock

A 29-year-old man has admitted to killing a 66-year-old woman whose body was found outside the former historic Armory building on Main Street in New Rochelle last year.

Jose Olmos, who, like the victim, was homeless, pleaded guilty in Westchester County Court to second-degree murder for his role in the death of Nurten Seljuk on July 27 last year. He is expected to receive a term of 20 years in prison when he is sentenced on July 11.

Olmos admitted to beating Seljuk, repeatedly striking her and stomping on her chest, neck, and head. Olmos followed Seljuk “for some time” on Main Street, and when they reached the Naval Armory, Olmos robber her and beat her to death. Her body was found the following morning and Olmos was arrested.

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