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NYC man pleads guilty to killing Italian student

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NEW YORK (AP) -

A 42-year-old immigrant from Senegal who claimed to be under an evil spell has pleaded guilty to fatally stabbing an Italian college student in her Manhattan apartment.

Bakary Camara on Monday admitted to murdering and raping Rita Morelli, 36, in November 2011.

The Spoltore native attended the Borough of Manhattan Community College and was working as a waitress when her body was found by her boyfriend.

Camara was traced to his Bronx home after he made a cryptic 911 call about the body, police said. As officers arrived, Camara stabbed himself in the stomach and directed police to a note describing a failed relationship, authorities said.

Camara faces 25 years to life in prison when he is sentenced Oct. 30.

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