Del. man pleads guilty in samurai sword death

Friday, April 16, 2010
Samurai sword attack

An Ogletown man has pleaded guilty to killing his girlfriend with a samurai sword during an argument last year.

Twenty-two-year-old Michael Kolesar pleaded guilty Thursday to criminally negligent homicide. In exchange for the plea, prosecutors will drop manslaughter and weapons charges.

Kolesar faces up to five years in prison at sentencing in July.

Court documents state Kolesar and his girlfriend, 21-year-old Angel Zurlo, argued at a bar near the Glen Eagle Village Apartments complex where they lived and the fight escalated after they returned home.

When police were called, officers found Zurlo dead from a stab wound.

A witness told police Zurlo carried the sword into the room and that the stabbing took place when Kolesar tried to disarm her.


Information from: The (Wilmington, Del.) News Journal

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