Where are Daphne Abdela and Christopher Vasquez now?

Daphne Abdela and Christopher Vasquez were responsible for the death of Michael McMorrow in 1997.

Michael McMorrow’s body was found floating in Central Park Lake with 34 stab wounds and Daphne Abdela and Christopher Vasquez were the main suspects.

Daphne reported the body to the police herself and claimed that Christopher was responsible for the murder.

However, the police found evidence suggesting that Daphne also had some involvement in the brutal murder and charged both teenagers with 2nd-degree murder.

After Ms. Abdela and her lawyer successfully agreed to a plea deal where she pleaded guilty to first-degree manslaughter, a jury found Mr. Vasquez was found guilty of the same by a jury.

Getting away with less

McMorrow’s family believed that justice was not served fairly as the two perpetrators received lighter convictions and sentences than the nature of the crime would suggest.

Daphne was denied parole and served her entire sentence, similar to Vasquez who served his sentence without incident.

They were both released in 2004 and are not allowed to leave the five boroughs of New York or see each other ever again.

A few days after her release, a note was found near the spot where McMorrow was murdered, signed by “D” apologizing for his death.

Vasquez successfully underwent an alcohol abuse program and received his high school diploma while in prison.

In 2009, Daphne filed a lawsuit against Karen Coniglio and Thomas Scapoli after she claimed to suffer serious personal injury in a car accident with the couple.

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