Thursday, August 31, 2006
The former Giuliani administration aide found strangled in a million-dollar Manhattan apartment was killed by a male prostitute he picked up for $40 in cocaine, sources said yesterday.
Edwin Ramos, 26, who came across Martín Barreto, 48, during a chance meeting on the street and agreed to go home with him in exchange for the drug, told cops he crushed the victim's larynx after objecting to a form of kinky sex, sources said.
"It was bad luck," a police source said. "He picked the wrong guy to take home."
The tattooed suspect gave a sorry excuse for the killing, according to Bernard Cosenza, deputy inspector of the Manhattan South detective squad.
"He said he didn't mean it," Cosenza said.
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