Skip to comments."Baby-Face Butcher" Released From Prison Early [I love NY alert]
Posted on 01/21/2004 4:50:14 PM PST by NativeNewYorker
The so-called "baby-face butcher" has been released on parole after serving six years of a 10-year sentence.
Daphne Abdela, now 21, was released Friday from Albion Correctional Facility. Her accomplice and boyfriend at the time, 22-year-old Christopher Vasquez, was also paroled, on Wednesday.
They were convicted of manslaughter after killing and gutting 44-year-old real estate broker Michael McMorrow in Central Park in May 1997 after a night of binge drinking together. Abdela was only 15 years old at the time and looked even younger, earning her the nickname ?baby-face butcher? in the tabloids.
Abdela is now living in the New York City area, and she checked in with her parole officer on Tuesday.
Abdela and Vasquez will be under parole supervision until 2007, and they are reportedly not allowed to see each other.
If it every gets down to 3 years or so, I'm going clean house. Some people are just a bargain at those prices.
Sounds like a modern version of Romeo and Juliet...
Real estate broker Michael McMorrow liked to have a beer or two as he strolled home through Central Park after work. Sometimes he would stop to sit and drink with a few co-workers. On May 23, 1997, he spent the evening with Daphne Abdela and her boyfriend Christopher Vasquez, both 15.
Wealthy teen Daphne Abdela pleaded guilty to first-degree manslaughter in the gruesome 1997 stabbing death of Michael McMorrow in Central Park.
The innocent night of boozing turned brutal when Abdela told her boyfriend Vasquez to slash McMorrow's throat from ear to ear. The teenager then stabbed McMorrow 34 times, disemboweled the body and dumped the corpse into the lake near Strawberry Fields, the picturesque John Lennon memorial.
Abdela pleaded guilty to first-degree manslaughter and was sentenced to 3-to-10 years in prison. A jury acquitted Vasquez of second-degree murder but convicted him of first-degree manslaughter and a judge sentenced him to 3-to-10 years.
Is it just me or does a 44-year-old spending a drunken night with 2-15 year olds not sound all that innocent?