Man uses hammer to kill prostitute after having sex during dispute over payment


Raphael Oyague 
By: Tanya Malhotra

(Scroll down for video) A man was arrested on a charge of murder after allegedly using a hammer to kill a prostitute during a dispute about money, according to police in New York.

Nassau County police said that they have arrested 36-year-old Raphael Oyague, after being accused of having sex with the prostitute and killing her in his home.

In court, Oyague pleaded not guilty to one count of second-degree murder. He was booked into jail, and he is being held without bail.

If convicted, Oyague faces 25 years to life in prison.

According to the police investigation, 25-year-old Deanna Wingender of Syosset, became addicted to drugs and turned to prostitution to fund her habit.

On Tuesday, Oyague contacted the prostitute on Craigslist, and she came to his home for sex around 10:00 p.m. After the two had sex, a fight broke out about the payment.

During the dispute, Oyague grabbed a hammer and beat Wingender until she died. He then dumped her body in a bushy area.

On Wednesday around 12:30 p.m., two pizza delivery people found the prostitute's body at 97 Merrick Road, near the Baldwin Lanes bowling alley.