A man has pleaded guilty to killing a woman from San Francisco in Antigua as she made a stopover in the Caribbean island for her sister’s wedding.
Tishara Daniel made no statement as he entered his plea Wednesday to a charge of murder in the death of 29-year-old Nina Nilssen.
The director of public prosecutions in St. John’s has not said what sentence he will seek when the 27-year-old Daniel is sentenced, which is expected to happen July 5.
Nilssen was a native of Taos, N.M., and a graduate student at San Francisco State University when she and family members stopped during a Caribbean cruise in Antigua in January 2010 for the wedding of her sister. She was stabbed to death while going for a stroll near Pigeon Point Beach along the island’s south coast.