After 10 years, murder trial to begin
Following a court trial in 2004, Davalloo was convicted of attempted murder and first-degree assault for stabbing Christos in the chest three times several months after the Raymundo homicide.
Prosecutors in Westchester County connected Davalloo to the Raymundo homicide during the trial when testimony revealed Davalloo had been in a love triangle with Raymundo and a male co-worker at Purdue Pharma in Stamford.
According to her court file, Davalloo chose to represent herself because of “ideological” differences with her original attorney for the Raymundo trial, public defender Barry Butler, who was unavailable for comment Monday.
The alleged burglar told police he was checking out boats at Czescik marina at the time of the homicide and saw a man arguing with a woman on the stairs leading to Raymundo’s condo, according to an arrest affidavit.
The warrant describing the evidence that led to Davalloo’s arrest also detailed several other pieces of evidence, including a lock-pick kit Davalloo bought and work records that showed she took a two-hour lunch break at the same time Raymundo was killed.
Philip Russell, a criminal defense attorney based in Greenwich, said Davalloo might be hard-pressed with distancing herself with the evidence presented at trial as she tries to mount her defense.