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Man gets life for strangling his adoptive mother in Canarsie

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A man convicted of strangling his elderly adoptive mother in Canarsie has received a life sentence for the crime.

Jayvon Mulzac of Pittsfield, Mass., pleaded guilty in March to second-degree murder, and received a sentence of 22-years-to-life on April 11, according to the Brooklyn District Attorney’s office.

“This defendant committed a heinous crime by killing his own mother,” said District Attorney Eric Gonzalez. “He has now accepted responsibility for this senseless murder.”

Noreen Mulzac, 70, was found dead on July 17, 2017 — tied up, bound and strangled in her Foster Avenue home. Her bedroom was also ransacked and investigators determined the cause of death to be asphyxiation, according to the office.

Prosecutors said the younger Mulzac drove to the house on July 13, 2017, tied her neck and feet with electric cords, and robbed her before leaving her to die as he drove back to Massachusetts. Video footage and witness accounts connected him to the crime.

He was arrested the following August for assault in Massachusetts and then extradited to Brooklyn, according to the attorney’s office.

Reach reporter Adam Lucente at alucente@cnglocal.com or by calling (718) 260–2511. Follow him on Twitter @Adam_Lucente.
Updated 3:11 pm, April 23, 2018
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