Man says he killed out of boredom

October 15, 2008 5:29:55 PM PDT
Prosecutors say a homeless man told them he killed a New York City college student because he was bored and had nowhere to go. Prosecutors filed a signed statement in court in which Jeromie Cancel (JERH'-ah-mee can-SELL') admits killing 19-year-old Kevin Pravia in the victim's Manhattan apartment last month. But Cancel pleaded not guilty at his arraignment Wednesday on a second-degree murder charge.

The 22-year-old Cancel is being held without bail.

Cancel's statement says he killed Pravia by stuffing a plastic bag in his mouth while holding his nose and choking him with a cord around his neck.

The statement says Cancel was leaving the apartment but didn't have anywhere to go. It says, "I was bored, so I decided to go back into the apartment and kill him."

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