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Prosecutor to seek 10 more years for murderer who buried girlfriend in Teaneck basement

Photo Credit: Mary K. Miraglia, CLIFFVIEW PILOT Courthouse Reporter
Photo Credit: NY DAILY NEWS) Teaneck
Photo Credit: Mary K. Miraglia, CLIFFVIEW PILOT Courthouse Reporter

ONLY ON CVP: A New York man convicted of sealing his girlfriend’s body in the basement steps of a Teaneck building after killing her in his Harlem apartment in 2008 is going to trial on July 16.

Assistant Bergen County Prosecutor Danielle Grootenboer told Presiding Superior Court Judge Liliana DeAvila-Silebi this morning that she will be seeking an additional 10 years flat for the desecration — on top of the 20-year-to-life sentence that Julio Flores is serving for the murder.

Julio Flores (COURTESY NY DAILY NEWS)

Flores, 36, who has been serving the longer sentence at Ossining State Prison in New York, was transferred to the Bergen County Jail on Feb. 11 pending the outcome of charges of desecrating human remains.

He didn’t speak during this morning’s brief hearing.

Grootenboer ( below, left ) said she will be calling the county medical examiner to testify as an expert witness in forensic pathology, among other witnesses.

Public defender Robert Kalisch noted that Flores, a Guatemalan native, is not a U.S. citizen — meaning that he will be subject to deportation once he finishes his sentence.

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EXCLUSIVE: A killer who dismembered his ex-girlfriend before burying her remains in a Teaneck basement five years ago was brought into a Bergen County courtroom this morning to answer local charges from the grisly killing. READ MORE….

ONLY ON CVP : A convict who strangled and dismembered his ex-girlfriend before burying her remains in a Teaneck basement five years ago has been brought to Bergen County to answer local charges from the grisly killing, CLIFFVIEW PILOT has learned. READ MORE….

STORY / COURT PHOTOS: Mary K. Miraglia, CLIFFVIEW PILOT Courthouse Reporter

Among those pictured: Assistant Bergen County Prosecutor Danielle Grootenboer (STORY / PHOTOS: Mary K. Miraglia, CLIFFVIEW PILOT Courthouse Reporter)

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