A jury has found Rondon Athayde, 49, of Hartford guilty of murder. Athyade was on trial for the December 13, 2018 beating death of his long-time girlfriend, 41-year-old Ana Cordeiro at their home on Bear Mountain Rd in Hartford.
Assistant Attorney General Robert Ellis told the jury that Athyade beat Cordeiro at least 43 times with a metal rod while nthe couple’s two young children were home. The trial lasted three days and took the jury only 25 minutes to return the guilty verdict.
Athyade will be sentenced at Oxford County Superior Court August 31st, 2021.
The couple’s children are living with family.