Husband accused in WC nurse's murder appears in court

The husband of slain Westchester nurse Tina Adovasio was arraigned at the Bronx Criminal Courthouse Wednesday on second-degree murder charges.

Former NYPD officer Ed Coello, 38, was handcuffed and charged Tuesday afternoon, just hours after the mother of four, who worked as a maternity nurse at Sound Shore Medical Center in New Rochelle, was laid to rest in Mahopac.

According to prosecutors, Coello strangled 40-year-old Adavasio to death in their Bronx home before dumping her body in the woods off of the Taconic State Parkway in Yorktown last week.

Prosecutors say they have forensic evidence and video surveillance, along with Coello's own alleged confession, to back up their theory. However, defense attorney Renee Hill says Coello has made no confessions and intends to plead not guilty.

Hill has also requested that Coello, a former housing officer, be placed in protective custody while he remains behind bars.

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