Providence male sentenced to 42 years in jail for female’s murder

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI)– A Providence male will invest more than 4 years behind bars for strangling a lady to death back in 2015.

Efrain Blanco, 38, pleaded guilty previously this year to a charge of second-degree murder in the death of 54-year-old Zenaida Pacheco.

He was sentenced to 60 years with 42 to serve at the Grownup Correctional Institutions and the rest suspended with probation, according to the workplace of Rhode Island Chief Law Officer Peter Neronha.

District attorneys stated Blanco eliminated Pacheco on Oct. 25, 2015, at her Randall Street apartment or condo.

Security pictures of Blanco were launched the following week, and authorities stated he turned himself in within hours

Blanco’s DNA was discovered on the power cable utilized in the murder, the AG’s workplace stated.

” Absolutely nothing can return Zenaida to her household, however we can provide justice for her and for them, which has actually now been attained,” Neronha stated in a declaration. “The accused has actually been gotten rid of from the neighborhood, to invest years in confinement, his capability to hurt others removed.”