Nude Housekeeper Thomas Cordero Acquitted


After a brief trial, nude housekeeper Thomas Cordero was acquitted in the 2001 stabbing death of John Conley. Cordero met Conley via, when Conley hired him for nude housekeeping services. One intensive cleaning session led to sex, during which Cordero claimed Conley grabbed a knife and threatened him. Cordero argued he stabbed Conley in self-defense, and has been locked up for the crime since 2007. He was overjoyed by the decision. “Thank you, thank you, thank you,” he said to jurors, with tears streaming down his face. Despite Cordero’s confession and DNA evidence, jurors felt it wasn’t a strong enough case. “There wasn’t enough evidence that he killed him. We had reasonable doubt,” said juror Juan Azcona. “There were a lot of inconsistencies. I thought he [Cordero] was pressured [to confess].” [NYDN]