Boyfriend Arraigned in Sarah Coit’s Stabbing

Sarah Coit died April 10 in a gruesome stabbing.

The Daily News has the scoop on this morning’s court arraignment of Raul Barrera, the 33-year-old Clinton Street resident accused of second-degree murder in the killing of his girlfriend Sarah Coit at their apartment last month. In records released this morning, Barrera describes the crime scene and explains why he decided to turn himself in. An excerpt:

“We were fighting over a butcher knife,” Raul Barrera confessed to an officer at Manhattan’s  9th Precinct in the early hours of April 10, court papers show. “I hit her in  the back. There’s a lot of blood.”

He told the officer, “She is bad and that’s why I’m here to turn myself  in.”

The 33-year-old public relations staffer, who arrived in court Thursday for his arraignment with a full beard and crisp white shirt, said their fight  quickly “escalated.”

Barrera is next due in court for a hearing on Aug. 3, according to the story.

2 comments to Boyfriend Arraigned in Sarah Coit’s Stabbing

  • Kristen

    dear jennifer, what was the outcome of yesterday’s court hearing?

  • Jennifer Strom

    Kristen – From court records, it looks like the hearing was postponed until Aug. 31. Look for an update then. Best, Jennifer