Defendant faces up to 25 years to life in prison if convicted
FROM THE DA’S OFFICE
Rockland County District Attorney Thomas P. Zugibe today announced that a six-count indictment has been handed up against Juan Perez-Coira (DOB 09/07/70) no known address, of Spring Valley, New York charging him with:
– Three counts of Murder in the Second Degree, class “A” Felonies
– One count of Criminal Sexual Act in the First Degree, a class “B” Felony
– One count of Rape in the First Degree, a class “B” Felony
– One count of Kidnapping in the First Degree, a class “A” Felony
relating to the death of 55-year-old Deborah Burns.
“The degradation, humiliation and terror allegedly suffered by the victim at the hands of the defendant are truly disturbing. This was a particularly senseless crime. The charges against the defendant will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.”
According to the charges, between December 24 and December 26, 2013, Perez-Coira kidnapped the victim, raped and sodomized her, and ultimately caused her death. It is alleged that the defendant knew the victim from the Lakeview Village housing complex where both of their families lived.
Arraignment on the indictment is pending.
Perez-Coira faces a maximum sentence of 25 years to life in state prison on the top counts of the indictment.
Supervising Assistant District Attorney Dominic Crispino and Senior Assistant District Attorney Richard Kennison Moran are prosecuting the case.