Defendant to be Sentenced to 18 Years to Life In Prison 

Picture 1Rockland County District Attorney Thomas P. Zugibe on Wednesday announced that 66-year-old Riad Dib of 171 Grandview Avenue, Wesley Hills, New York pled guilty to the charge murder in the second degree, a class “A” felony, relating to brutal killing of his estranged girlfriend.

District Attorney Thomas Zugibe said, “The defendant has admitted his guilt in the senseless killing of an innocent woman. The helpless victim died violently. His actions have caused great pain and inconsolable loss to the victim’s family. The defendant should be kept behind bars for the rest of his life.”

On the evening of January 24, 2013, Dib attacked then 68-year-old Cecile Garbarino in the home the couple once shared. The defendant repeatedly struck the victim about the head and face with the heel of a women’s shoe, resulting in her death.

Dib called 911 to report the homicide. Responding Town of Ramapo police officers found the defendant at the residence, with what appeared to be blood on his clothing.

The defendant today admitted in court to the intentional killing of Garbarino.

He remains remanded at the Rockland County Jail. Sentencing will be on January 7, 2014.

Dib faces a maximum sentence of 18 years to life in state prison.  The case was prosecuted by Senior Assistant District Attorney Richard K. Moran.

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