Bushwick man sentenced for stabbing death of girlfriend
A Brooklyn man has been sentenced Wednesday to 25 years to life in prison for the 2011 stabbing death of his girlfriend, the Eagle has learned.
The victim was found dead in her Bushwick apartment days after the murder. The defendant, Nathan Rosa, was accused of stabbing the victim, Angie Figueroa, in the neck and badly beating her in the face and arms.
In 2011, Figueroa’s family tried to reach her without success. She did not return their telephone calls or text messages. They contacted Rosa who told the victim’s family that Figueroa was no where to be found. When the family inquired about Figueroa’s dog, Rosa said he had the two Pomeranians. According to Figueroa’s family, she would never leave without her dogs.
“Why did you take her from me if all Angie did was adore and love you and she gave you everything, ultimately even her life?” Victoria Osorio, the victim’s sister, asked in her address to the court prior to Rosa’s sentencing.
Rosa asked the Figueroa family for forgiveness but still maintained his innocence. “I want to apologize to the Figueroas,” Rosa said to the court on Wednesday. “I will maintain my innocence. I was innocent.”
“This defendant not only repeatedly stabbed and brutally beat his girlfriend, but he also then left her in a locked apartment to die alone,” Brooklyn District Attorney Ken Thompson said in a statement Wednesday. “We hope that his long prison sentence will provide some comfort to Ms. Figueroa’s heartbroken family.”
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